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2 September

47BCE – Egypt – Cleopatra VII declared Ptolemy XV as co-ruler. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarion

31BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Actium (Final War of the Roman Republic).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Actium

421 – Roman Empire – Emperor Constantius III died. http://www.geni.com/people/Constantius-III-Roman-Emperor/6000000006266756400

1192 – Israel – Treaty of Jaffa signed (Third Crusades). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Jaffa

1552 – Khanate of Kazan – Siege of Kazan began (Russian-Kazan Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazan_Operation

1649 – Italy – Wars of Castro ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_Castro


1666 – England – Great fire of London started.  It burns for 3 days and destroys many buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral. https://youtu.be/GBzEoyJ_5jU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/greatfire.htm

1752 – GB – Adopted Gregorian Calendar. http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/julian-gregorian-switch.html

1792 – France – September Massacres began (French Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_Massacres

1806 – Switzerland – Goldau destroyed by landslide, 457 killed. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/september-2-1806-the-landslide-of-goldau/

1811 – Norway – Royal Frederick University, Oslo founded. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Oslo

1833 – USA – Oberlin College, Ohio founded. https://new.oberlin.edu/about/history.dot

1856 – China – Tianjing Incident began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianjing_incident

1864 – USA – Atlanta Campaign ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/resaca/atlanta-campaign-overview/the-atlanta-campaign.html http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/atlanta-campaign

1870 – France – Battle of Sedan ended (Franco-Prussian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sedan_(1870)

1885 – USA – Rock Springs Massacre, Wyoming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Springs_massacre

1898 – Sudan – Battle of Omduman (Mahdist War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Omdurman

1916 – UK – Zeppelin shot down by Lieutenant W. Leefe Robinson (WWI). http://www.firstworldwar.com/bio/leeferobinson.htm


1920 – Poland – Battle of Komarów ended (Polish-Bolshevik War). https://youtu.be/2eqSu-_pJhU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Komar%C3%B3w

1921 – USA – Battle of Blair Mountain ended (West Virginia Col Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain


1935 – USA – Hurricane hit Florida Keys, 423 killed. https://youtu.be/o4b4sLbSZWQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Labor_Day_hurricane

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Bremen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Croatia – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at Ivanca, Senj, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440902-5

1944 – UK – USAAF plane crashed at Fulbeck USSAF Station AAF-488, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440902-6

1945 – Japan/ Pacific Ocean etc – Pacific War ended with signing of Japanese Instrument of Surrender (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Instrument_of_Surrender  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_War

1945 – Vietnam – August Revolution ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Revolution

1945 – Vietnam – Proclamation of Independence from Japan and France. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-independence-proclaimed

1946 – Canada – TCAL plane crashed near Moncton, NB, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460902-0

1948 – Australia – ANA plane crashed near Quirindi, NSW, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480902-0

1949 – USA – USAF plane crashed off Anchorage, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490902-1

1953 – Brazil – FAB plane crashed off Ilha da Boqueirão, RJ, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530902-1

1955 – Myanmar – Union of Burma Airways plane crashed near Lanywa, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550902-0

1958 – Armenia – USAF plane shot down near Sasnashen, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580902-2

1983 – Northern Cyprus – Independence from the Republic of Cyprus.

1984 – Australia – Milperra Massacre. https://youtu.be/Ts3PmtsznFA WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milperra_massacre

1991 – Nagorno-Karabakh – Independence from Azerbaijan.

1992 – Nicaragua – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, 116 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Nicaragua_earthquake

1998 – Nova Scotia – Swissair Flight 111 crashed near Peggy’s Cove, 229 killed. https://youtu.be/ZB7MtWyeJOk WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980902-0

1998 – Rwanda – Former mayor Jean Paul Akayesu found guilty of genocide at UN International Criminal Tribunal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Paul_Akayesu

2007 – Santa Cruz Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw.

2009 – Indonesia – Earthquake measuring 7Mw, epicentre in Java, 79 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8233344.stm

York

1642 – Charles I left York, the city was placed in a posture of defence with guns mounted on the gates.

http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/york-in-the-civil-war