September 2nd What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 2nd September or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1923, 1925 1935, 1937, 1945, 1954, 1965, 1969, 1972, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

Japan 1945 Japan Formal Surrender 2nd Sept. 1945 : Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to World War II . This is the day VJ day is celebrated or Victory in Japan day.

Japan 1923 Japan Great Tokyo Fire 2nd Sept. 1923 : Following the Kwanto Earthquake, fires continue to burn in the City of Tokyo, these fires caused a greater number of deaths than the Earthquake and became known as the Great Tokyo Fire.
Great Tokyo Fire And Earthquake Public Domain Photo

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Canada 1925 Canada Alcohol Imports From Canada During Prohibition 2nd September 1925 : Government Ministers from Canada and the United States have been having meetings to stop the illegal import of alcohol across the US -- Canadian border by working together.

U.S. 1935 U.S.A. Labor Day Hurricane 2nd Sept. 1935 : A Category 5 hurricane strikes Florida Keys on with winds in excess of 185 mph causing extreme damage in the upper region of Florida Keys including the deaths of over 400 including hundreds of World War I vets who were watching a Labor Day baseball game. It is still considered one of the strongest hurricanes to have struck the United States, and is one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded worldwide.
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Hong Kong 1937 Hong Kong Typhoon 2nd Sept. 1937 : A major Typhoon has hit the Island of Hong Kong with devastating results including over 500 deaths and the city is still badly flooded , the death toll is expected to increase much more as the floods subside . A large Italian Cruise Liner was picked up during the typhoon like a stick and tossed on shore

Vietnam 1945 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Declares Independence 2nd Sept. 1945 : Ho Chi Minh declares the independence of Vietnam from France. French forces seized southern Vietnam and opened talks with Ho Chi Minh, but these talks collapsed in 1946, and French warships bombarded the northern Vietnamese city of Haiphong.
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U.S. 1954 U.S.A. Social Security Bill 2nd Sept. 1954 : President Eisenhower has signed into law the new social security bill providing much wider cover and includes 10 million additional Americans with additional benefits, the cost will be financed by additional payments into the social security fund by both employers and employees.

U.S. 1965 U.S.A. Apple Growers Massachusetts 2nd Sept. 1965 : Following the crack down on foreign workers by the department of Labor, protests from Massachusetts apple growers have forced the labor department to allow an additional 400 Canadian Apple pickers after complaining they can pick 4 to 5 times the amount that American pickers can in the same time and without them the harvest would fall to the ground and rot.

U.S. 1969 U.S.A. Star Trek 2nd September 1969 : The original Star Trek airs its final episode after running for only three years and never placed better than No. 52 in the ratings. But did become a cult classic spawning movies and other series based on the series.

U.S. 1969 U.S.A. First ATM 2nd Sept. 1969 : The first ATM to be installed in America starts dispensing cash at Chemical Bank in New York City.

Canada 1972 Canada Night Club Fire Bombing 2nd Sept. 1972 : Three fire bombs thrown into a Montreal Night Club have left 42 dead and many others injured with severe burns, and local hospitals are treating many with breathing problems caused by smoke inhalation.

UK 1979 UK Yorkshire Ripper 12th Victim 2nd Sept. 1979 : Police discover the body of a young woman believed to be the 12th victim of the "Yorkshire Ripper" near the centre of Bradford. The Yorshire Ripper "Peter Sutcliffe" is eventually arrested in January 1981 and later sentenced to life imprisonment.
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U.S. 1983 U.S.A. Possible Sanctions Against Soviet Union 2nd Sept. 1983 : Following the shooting down of a Korean Passenger Airliner earlier this week President Reagan has declared the Soviet Union should be punished for it's barbaric act but has been careful in his choice of words and sanctions due to the ongoing Arms Reduction Talks between the US and the Soviet Union.

Australia 1984 Australia Gang Warfare Sydney 2nd Sept. 1984 : During a shoot out between rival gangs ( Bandidos and the Comancheros ) outside a bar in Sydney, Australia in what is called the "Milperra Massacre" 6 gang members are killed and a young innocent girl selling raffle tickets is caught in the crossfire and murdered.

Rwanda 1998 Rwanda United Nations Court 2nd September 1998 : The United Nations court finds the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.

U.S. 2003 U.S.A. Harley-Davidson motorcycle 100 years old 2nd Sept. 2003 : Harley-Davidson is celebrating it's motorcycle's 100 birthday this week when thousands of Harley owners gather in Milwaukee where the first Harley-Davidson was made 100 years ago for a week of celebrations.

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U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Hurricane Katrina 2nd Sept. 2005 : Four days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans National Guards arrive with food, water and medicine, this was and still is considered a failure by US government departments who it is thought misjudged the situation. Katrina Timeline
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Italy 2007 Italy Pope Eco-Festival 2nd Sept. 2007 : Pope Benedict hosted a festival in Loreto, Italy on this day. The “Save Creation Day” festival focused on eco-friendly activities as around 300,000 Roman Catholics gathered. The pope encouraged preserving nature and living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

France 2008 France Mammoth Skull Found 2nd Sept. 2008 : Paleontologists in France found a well preserved skull of a steppe mammoth. They say the rare find could reveal more about the evolution of that particular species.

United States 2011 United States US Agency to Sue Banks on Sup-Prime Mortgages 2nd September, 2011 : The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it would take legal action against 17 major banks it believed contributed to the financial collapse through losses in sub-prime mortgages. Some of the banks it plans on suing include Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and HSBC.

Russia 2011 Russia Chemical Leak in Russian City Makes Citizens Sick 2nd September, 2011 : The chemical leak occurred when containers carrying bromine were broken as carriages were moved around in the main railway station of Chelyabinsk. At least 42 people sought medical attention at the local hospital after experiencing respiratory problems caused by the leak.

Germany 2011 Germany Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tablet Banned In Germany 2nd September, 2011 : Apple wins in court in Dusseldorf that bans the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Germany

United States 2012 United States Hal David Dies
2nd September, 2012 : Songwriter Hal David died in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke at the age of ninety-one. David was known for being a long time collaborator with Burt Bacharach and had also written a number of hit songs for performer Dionne Warwick.

2013 Cuba Swimmer Goes From Cuba to the US

2nd September, 2013 : Sixty-four year old swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage. Nyad had made four other attempts at the 110 mile swim but had failed previously.