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 This day in History - September 2
317 Historic Events for September 2
1944

George W Norris, US senator (lame duck-amendement), dies

Death
1944

US leaders meet in Belgium

Event
1945

59th US Womens Tennis: Sarah P Cooke beats Pauline Betz (36 86 64)

Event
1945

V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)

Event
1945

Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

Event
1946

Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager

Event
1946

Marty Grebb, Chicago, rocker (Buckinghams)

Birth
1946

Luis Avalos, Havana Cuba, actor (Condo, E/R, I Had 3 Wives)

Birth
1946

Nehru forms govt in India

Event
1948

Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)

Birth
1948

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, teacher/astronaut (STS 25)

Birth
1949

Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)

Event
1949

Albert West[laken], Dutch singer (Dumb Willie)

Birth
1951

Mark Harmon, Burbank Calif, actor (Dr Caldwell-St Elsewhere)

Birth
1951

Mike Kaminsky, rocker

Birth
1951

Michael Gray, Chicago Ill, actor (Ronnie-Brian Keith Show)

Birth
1951

Australia, NZ and US sign ANZUS-pact

Event
1952

Jimmy Connors, tennis brat (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)

Birth
1952

Dr Floyd J Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery

Event
1952

Earl Pomeroy, (Rep-D-North Dakota)

Birth
1953

Gerhard P J Thiele, Brenz Germany, astronaut

Birth
1954

WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20

Event
1955

KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Rudolf Kattnigg, composer, dies at 60

Death