47BC – Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt declared her son co-ruler on the as Ptolemy XV Caesarion on the 2nd September 47BC.
1649 – The Italian city of Castro was completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X on the 2nd September 1649, ending the Wars of Castro.
1666 – The Great Fire of London broke out on the 2nd September 1666, and burnt for 3 days, destroying 10,000 buildings including St Paul’s Cathedral.
1752 – Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar on the 2nd September 1752, almost 2 centuries later than most of Western Europe.
1789 – The United States Department of the Treasury was founded on the 2nd September 1789.
1792 – The September Massacres of the French Revolution were on the 2nd September 1792, when rampaging mobs slaughtered 3 Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than 200 priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
1806 – A massive landslide destroysedthe town of Goldau in Switzerland on the 2nd September 1806, killing 457 people.
1807 – The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen used fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon on the 2nd September 1807.
1811 – The University of Oslo was founded as The Royal Fredericks University on the 2nd September 1811, after Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway.
1839 – Henry George the American economist was born on the 2nd September 1839 (died 1897).
1943 – Rosalind Ashford the American singer from Martha and the Vandellas was born on the 2nd September 1943.
1947 – Jim Richards the New Zealand race car driver was born on the 2nd September 1947.
1963 – CBS Evening News became U.S. network television‘s 1st half-hour weeknight news broadcast on the 2nd September 1963, when the show was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
1964 – Keanu Reeves the Canadian actor was born on the 2nd September 1964.
1970 – NASA announced the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon on the 2nd September 1970, Apollo 15 and Apollo 19.
1989 ~ Zedd the Russian-German electronic music producer and DJ was born Anton Zaslavski on the 2nd September 1989. Zedd primarily produces electro house music, while drawing influences from progressive house, complextro and dubstep. YouTube video: Clarity (2013) ~ Zedd Union Mix featuring Foxes..
1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashed near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia was born on the 2nd September 1998, killing all 229 people on board.
2010 ~ Tomorrow, When the War Began the Australian drama film was released on the 2nd September 2010. YouTube video: Tomorrow, When the War Began Full Length Trailer HQ!..
2OI3 ~ The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) electronic dance song by Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis was released on the 2nd September 2013, and had over 250 million views within 3 months on YouTube. Ylvis official website: www.ylvis.com | Ylvis verified Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Ylvis | Ylvis verified Twitter: www.twitter.com/Ylvis | Ylvis YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/TVnorge | YouTube video: Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]…
Today in History for September 2nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press…