Today in History – 2 September

* 911 Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
* 1192 Sultan Saladin & king Richard the lion hearted sign cease fire
* 1519 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
* 1537 King Christian III publishes “Ordinance on the Danish Church”
* 1644 Battle at Lostwithiel: Robert Devereux’ infantry surrenders
* 1666 -06] Great Fire in London ends, kills 8 [NS=Sept 12]
* 1666 Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses & kills 8
* 1686 Habsburgse armies occupy Buda on Turks
* 1732 Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
* 1743 England/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
* 1752 Last Julian calender day in US & England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
* 1752 Last day of Julian calendar in Britain, British colonies
* 1789 US Treasury Department established by Congress
* 1792 Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails & slaughter them
* 1796 Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
* 1806 A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
* 1839 Salon of Vari‚t‚s opens in Amsterdam
* 1859 Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii
* 1864 Union General William T Sherman captures Atlanta
* 1867 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth
* 1870 Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies
* 1894 -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
* 1894 Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
* 1897 “McCall-magazine 1st published
* 1898 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain
* 1898 Machine gun 1st used in battle
* 1900 Telegraph use between Germany & US begins
* 1901 VP Theodore Roosevelt advises, “Speak softly & carry a big stick”
* 1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
* 1909 English King Edward VII signs South Africa Bill
* 1911 Joao Chagas forms Portuguese govt
* 1913 Amsterdam reroutes sewage of canals to South Seas
* 1914 -3] Gen von Hausen & countess of France regime flees to Bordeaux
* 1917 Deutsche Vaterlands Party forms (by admiral Tirpitz)
* 1919 Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
* 1919 Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation
* 1919 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
* 1920 W Somerset Maugham’s “East of Suez,” premieres in London
* 1922 Pres Ebert declares “Deutschland uber alas” as German national anthem
* 1924 44th US Mens Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (61 97 62)
* 1924 Rudolf Friml’s “Rose Marie” opens to rave reviews in NYC
* 1926 Italy signs treaty with Yemen
* 1927 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
* 1929 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
* 1929 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
* 1930 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
* 1935 A hurricane slams Florida Keys killing 423
* 1936 1st transatlantic round-trip air flight
* 1937 US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
* 1940 23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa
* 1940 Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated
* 1941 Academy copyrights Oscar statuette
* 1942 German troops enter Stalingrad
* 1944 Belgium’s Emissie bank closes
* 1944 During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane
* 1944 Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
* 1944 US leaders meet in Belgium
* 1945 59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (36 86 64)
* 1945 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
* 1945 V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)
* 1946 Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
* 1946 Nehru forms govt in India
* 1949 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
* 1951 Australia, NZ & US sign ANZUS-pact
* 1952 Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery
* 1954 Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
* 1954 WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
* 1955 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
* 1956 Collapse of a RR bridge under a train kills 120 (India)
* 1956 Orioles trailing Red Sox 8-0 come back to win 11-10 in 9 innings
* 1956 Washington-Jackson cable line replaced by bus service
* 1957 1st edition newspaper the Ware Time (in Suriname), 1,700 die
* 1957 Milwaukee Braves’ Frank Torre scores 6 runs in 1 game
* 1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
* 1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
* 1958 Henry Verwoerd appointed PM of South Africa
* 1958 KAYS TV channel 7 in Hays, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
* 1958 Minn announces $9 million bond issue to improve Metropolitan Stadium
* 1958 National Defense Education Act was signed
* 1959 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris
* 1960 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
* 1960 William Walton’s 2nd Symphony, premieres
* 1962 Stan Musial’s 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place
* 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
* 1963 Alabama Gov George C Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS
* 1963 CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes
* 1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
* 1964 Indonesian paratroopers lands in Malaysia
* 1964 Norman Manley scores 2-consecutive holes-in-one at Del Valley, Cal
* 1965 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)
* 1965 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
* 1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies’ World Series of Golf
* 1967 KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
* 1968 Jerry Lewis’ 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
* 1969 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
* 1969 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage Yankees at $65,000 a season
* 1970 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
* 1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer
* 1971 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
* 1971 NY’s Electric Circus Club goes out of business
* 1972 Chic White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
* 1972 Renate Stecher runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec)
* 1972 Rod Stewart’s 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)
* 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
* 1973 Billy Martin fired as manager of Tigers
* 1973 Netherlands wins hockey world’s championship
* 1973 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
* 1974 Jerry Lewis’ 9th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
* 1974 Prest Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
* 1978 George Harrison marries Olivia
* 1978 Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
* 1978 Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man
* 1978 John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston
* 1978 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
* 1979 “I Remember Mama” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 perfs
* 1979 79th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mark O’Meara
* 1980 John Arlott calls his last game, England v Australia at Lord’s
* 1981 USSR performs underground nuclear test
* 1982 Rolling Stone Keith Richard’s house burns down
* 1983 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
* 1984 “Zorba” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances
* 1985 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
* 1985 Jerry Lewis’ 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000
* 1986 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
* 1987 Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan
* 1987 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
* 1987 Philips introduces CD-video
* 1987 West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow’s Red Square, forms trial in Russia
* 1988 Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley
* 1989 Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
* 1990 “Grapes of Wrath” closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances
* 1990 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF
* 1991 Jerry Lewis’ 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
* 1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
* 1991 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
* 1992 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
* 1992 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
* 1993 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
* 1993 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
* 1993 Day of Peace in South Africa
* 1994 Miguel Indurain bicycles world record time (53,040 km)
* 1995 Actor Charlie Sheen (30th birthday) marries Donna Peele (25)
* 1995 Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
* 1995 Southern California begins using new area code 562
* 1996 Jerry Lewis’ 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000
* 1996 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
* 1996 Soyuz TM-24, lands
* 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM
* 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM

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