This Day in History- September 2

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Did you know Keanu Reeves was born today! If you are a fan of John Wick, you must know that. Interestingly, it is the same day that NASA announced the cancellation of two Apollo Missions but in a different year. Well, history has a way of itself. The same day can remind you of a great event and the same can teach you lessons. So, let’s learn more about what happened on this day in history on September 2.  

What Happened in India on September 2?

September 2
Credit: IndiaToday

1946- Interim Government of India
The Interim Government of India was formed that was headed by Jawaharlal Nehru as vice president with powers of a Prime Minister.

2009- Helicopter Crash in Andhra Pradesh
An Indian helicopter crashed in Andhra Pradesh, India that occurred near Rudrakonda Hill that led to the fatality of Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

What Happened Around the World on September 2?

1649- Castro was Destroyed
The Italian city of Castro was destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X ending the war of Castro. 

1792- September Massacre of the French Revolution
Rampaging mobs slaughtered three Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests and prisoners at what came to be known as the September Massacre of the French Revolution

Battle of Omdurman
Credit: Britannica

1898- Battle of Omdurman
British and Egyptian troops defeated Sudanese tribesmen and established British dominance in Sudan that came to be known as the Battle of Omdurman.

1901- Theodore Roosevelt’s Famous Quote
Theodore Roosevelt, former Vice President of the United States uttered his famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.

1960- First Election of Tibetan Parliament
The first election of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile took place today. 

Credit: Seeker

1970- NASA announced the cancellation of two missions
NASA announced the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 and Apollo 18.

1985- Sri Lankan Civil War
Sri Lankan Tamil politicians and former MPs M. Alalasundaram and V. Dharmalingam were shot dead in the Sri Lankan Civil War. 

1998- Swissair Flight crashed 
A Swissair flight crashed near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia killing 229 people onboard. 

Credit: University of California Television

2010- Israel-Palestinian conflict
The 2010 Israel-Palestine conflict talks were launched by the United States. 

2019- Hurricane Dorian
A category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas killing at least five. 

Famous Birthdays

September 2
Credit: Freud Quotes

1901- Andreas Embirikos
He was a Greek surrealist poet and one of the first Greek psychoanalysts.

1936- Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove was one of the founders and CEO of Intel.

1952- Jimmy Connors
He is an American tennis player and an 8 time Grand Slam winner. 

Credit: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

1964- Keanu Reeves
He is a famous Canadian actor known best for his role in and as John Wick, in Matrix, etc

September 2
Credit: India Today

1988- Ishan Pant
He is a famous Indian cricket player

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