Today in History, English
Today in History, English

99691September 2Event1960 – The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as Democracy Day.
99692September 2Event1963 – CBS Evening News becomes U.S. network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, when the show is lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.
99693September 2Event1968 – Operation OAU begins during the Nigerian Civil War
99694September 2Event1970 – NASA announces the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon, Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.
99695September 2Event1984 – Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia.
99696September 2Event1987 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.
99697September 2Event1990 – Transnistria is unilaterally proclaimed a Soviet republic the Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares the decision null and void.
99698September 2Event1992 – An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people.
99699September 2Event1998 – Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
99700September 2Event1998 – The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide.
99701September 2Event2013 – The Eastern span replacement of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic as the widest bridge in the world.
99702September 2Birth1661 – Georg Böhm, German organist and composer (d. 1733)
99703September 2Birth1675 – William Somervile, English poet and author (d. 1742)
99704September 2Birth1753 – Marie Joséphine of Savoy (d. 1810)
99705September 2Birth1778 – Louis Bonaparte, French-Dutch king (d. 1846)
99706September 2Birth1805 – Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (d. 1851)
99707September 2Birth1810 – Lysander Button, American engineer (d. 1898)
99708September 2Birth1810 – William Seymour Tyler, American historian and educator (d. 1897)
99709September 2Birth1812 – William Fox, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1893)
99710September 2Birth1820 – Lucretia Hale, American journalist and author (d. 1900)
99711September 2Birth1830 – William P. Frye, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)
99712September 2Birth1838 – Liliuokalani of Hawaii (d. 1917)
99713September 2Birth1839 – Henry George, American economist and author (d. 1897)
99714September 2Birth1850 – Eugene Field American author and poet (d. 1895)
99715September 2Birth1850 – Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded the Spalding Sporting Goods Company (d. 1915)
99716September 2Birth1850 – Woldemar Voigt, German physicist and academic (d. 1919)
99717September 2Birth1852 – Paul Bourget, French author and critic (d. 1935)
99718September 2Birth1853 – Wilhelm Ostwald, Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
99719September 2Birth1854 – Hans Jæger, Norwegian philosopher and activist (d. 1910)
99720September 2Birth1862 – Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist and composer (d. 1881)

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