2021 September

September 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 2

September 2nd is officially celebrated as Calendar Adjustment Day as well as VJ Day.

This day marks the 245th day of 2021, and there’s only 120 days left of the year.

People who were born on September 2 share the Virgo star sign.

If this day is a special day, you’re in the right place to learn the facts from September 2nd throughout history, including some important past events, as well as celebrities who were born on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1945, Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender during WWII? This brought an end to World War II after six years of fighting.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 2nd in history!

What Happened On September 2 In History?

2012

Egypt’s state TV lifted the ban on veiled news presenters.

OTD in 2012: Egypt’s state TV lifted the ban on veiled news presenters.
The decades-long ban meant that veiled female presenters were not allowed on air, but lifting the ban opened the industry to female presenters in Egypt.
1991

The United States announced its recognition of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania’s independence as individual countries after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

1945

Japan signed an unconditional surrender act, which brought an end to the six years of World War II.

Source BBC
1931

Bing Crosby made his nationwide solo radio debut.

1930

Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte successfully flew the first non-stop transatlantic flight from east to west when they landed in New York City on this day.

After leaving Paris on September 1 in a Breguet 19 fixed-wing aircraft, Costes and Bellonte completed the first non-stop flight between Europe and America.
1898

Machine guns were used for the first time in a battle in Omdurman, Sudan, Africa.

OTD in 1898: Machine guns were used for the first time in a battle in Omdurman
The weapons were "Maxim guns" and were capable of firing 600 rounds per minute.
1859

The largest known solar storm occurred, causing electrical problems to telegraph services.

1752

Great Britain and colonies spent their last day using the Julian calendar.

With the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, days 3-13 were skipped making the following day September 14.
1666

The Great Fire of London began.

OTD in 1666: The Great Fire of London began.
On this day, fires began to sweep through the city, which would last for four days and destroy 70,000 out of 80,000 people's homes, among most of the other buildings in the city.
1649

The Wars of Castro ended on this day when Pope Innocent X and his forces destroyed the Italian city of Castro.

1519

The first battle between the Spanish settlers and the Mexican natives of the Otomi and Tlaxcalans tribespeople started.

This was the first of three battles between the two parties. The last battle ended on September 5.
44 BC

Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt named her son Ptolemy XV Caesar as a co-ruler to Egypt.

Also know as Caesarion, Ptolemy XV Caesar was the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt and ruled until his death.

Did you know that on this day, September 2nd 1945, Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender during WWII?