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 This day in History - September 2
317 Historic Events for September 2
1987

West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia

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1988

Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley

Event
1989

Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

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1989

A Bartlett Giamatti, baseball commisioner, dies at 51

Death
1990

"Grapes of Wrath" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 188 performances

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1990

Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF

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1991

Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies

Death
1991

Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies

Death
1991

US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Event
1991

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event
1991

Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

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1992

Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies

Death
1992

Barbara McClintock, US, geneticist (Nobel 1983), dies at 90

Death
1992

Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die

Event
1992

US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)

Event
1993

Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80

Death
1993

John/Eoin Higgins, N Ire supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66

Death
1993

Day of Peace in South Africa

Event
1993

10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins

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1993

Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed

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1994

Harry Vincent Kemp, poet, dies at 82

Death
1994

Roy Castle, entertainer, dies at 62

Death
1994

Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72

Death
1994

Mildred Mcafee Horton, US 1st head mistress of WAVES, dies

Death
1994

Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35

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