What happened today in history?
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September 2

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1998  A Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia, killing 229 people.
1985A joint US-French expedition locates the wreckage of the ill-fated HMS Titanic.
1969North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh dies.
1965The Beatles receive a gold record for the 45-rpm release of Help! (For our younger readers, 45-rpm is the speed that a hit single record revolves on the turntable of a record player.)
1945Japan formally surrenders to the Allies aboard the battleship Missouri, ending WWII.

Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 US president Harry Truman proclaims today Victory-over-Japan Day or V-J Day.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)


1945Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam an independent republic.
1930The first nonstop airplane flight from Europe to the US is completed as the plane Question Mark lands at Valley Stream, NY.
1901US Vice President Theodore Roosevelt makes his famous "speak softly and carry a big stick" speech at the Minnesota State Fair.
1897The first issue of McCall's magazine goes on sale at newsstands.
1789The US Treasury Department is established.
1666The Great Fire of London beings, destroying more than 13,000 homes, yet miraculously only six people lose their lives.

Born today:

1968  Salma Hayek - actress

1965  Lennox Lewis - boxer (1988 Olympic gold medalist)

1964  Keanu Reeves - actor

1960  Eric Dickerson - football running back

1958  Jerry Augustyniak - drummer (10,000 Maniacs)

1958  Fritz McIntyre - keyboardist (Simply Red)

1957  Steve Porcaro - keyboardist (Toto)

1955  Linda Purl - actress

1952  Jimmy Connors - tennis champion

1951  Mark Harmon - actor

1948  Nate Archibald - basketball Hall of Famer

1948  Terry Bradshaw - football Football Hall of Fame quarterback, sportcaster

1948  Christa McAuliffe - teacher, astronaut (died in Challenger explosion)

1946  Marty Grebb - keyboardist (The Buckinghams)

1943  Rosalind Ashford - singer (Martha and the Vandellas)

1939  Sam Gooden - singer (The Impressions)

1937  Peter Ueberroth - former major league baseball Commissioner

1923  Marge Champion - dancer, actress, model for Disney's Snow White

1918  Martha Mitchell - socialite, wife of former US Attorney General John Mitchell

1917  Laurindo Almeida - classical guitarist



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