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 This day in History - September 2
317 Historic Events for September 2
1936

David Leonard Blake, composer

Birth
1936

1st transatlantic round-trip air flight

Event
1937

Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies

Death
1937

US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act

Event
1937

Peter Ueberroth, organized LA Olympics (1984)/baseball commissioner

Birth
1937

Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74

Death
1938

Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster

Birth
1939

Sam Gooden, Chattanooga Tenn, rock vocalist (Impressions-Gypsy Woman)

Birth
1939

Bobby Purify, rocker

Birth
1939

Robert Lee Dickey, US singer (I'm your puppet)

Birth
1940

23rd PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Hershey CC Hershey Pa

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1940

Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist

Birth
1940

Beverly Sanders, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey)

Birth
1940

Jimmy Clanton, Baton Rogue, La, rock vocalist (Just a Dream)

Birth
1940

Great Smoky Mountains National Park dedicated

Event
1941

Tommy Aycock, Edinburg TX, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas Senior-5th)

Birth
1941

Academy copyrights Oscar statuette

Event
1942

German troops enter Stalingrad

Event
1943

Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)

Birth
1943

Rosalind Ashford, Detroit, rock vocalist (Martha Reeve and Vandellas)

Birth
1943

Joe Simon, US singer (Power of Love)

Birth
1944

Belgium's Emissie bank closes

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1944

During WW II, George Bush ejects from a burning plane

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1944

Claude Nicollier, Vevey Switzerland, astronaut (STS 61-K, 46, 61, 75)

Birth
1944

Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz

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