September 2nd History, Trivia and Fun Facts
September 2nd History Highlights
Great Fire of London
The fire broke out in the early hours of 1666 on the corner of Pudding Lane and St Paul’s Street. The flames came within reach before they were extinguished, but not before they reached homes on the south side of London and then north and west of it. The fire destroyed the medieval City of London, from the ancient Roman city walls to the old Roman city walls. The 1666 fire destroyed 373 hectares of the city and only four deaths were reported, but the number of people trapped in the destroyed buildings and the loss of property meant that the toll was probably higher. About 3,000 people were left homeless and many of their homes destroyed by the fire.
September 2nd is…
Bison Ten Yell Day
Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 2nd Birthday Quotes
“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”
“Music is an experience, not a science.”
“I basically have a very positive philosophy of life, because I don’t feel I have anything to lose. Most things are going to turn out okay. I don’t like to tell lies.”
“Authority is 20% given and 80% taken…so take it!”
“May your future be limited only by your dreams!”
“Life is tough; and if you have the ability to laugh at it, you have the ability to enjoy it.”
“I do believe that God has his hands on me and that he has work for me to do.”
September 2nd Birthdays
1838 – Liliuokalani of Hawaii (died in 1917)
1850 – Eugene Field, American author, and poet (died in 1895)
1925 – Hugo Montenegro, American composer, and conductor (died in 1981)
1929 – Hal Ashby, American director, and producer (died in 1988)
1937 – Len Carlson, Canadian voice actor (died in 2006)
1937 – Peter Ueberroth, American businessman
1943 – Joe Simon, American singer-songwriter and producer
1944 – Rosalind Ashford, American soul/R&B singer, Vandella
1946 – Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (died in 2006)
1946 – Walt Simonson, American comic book author, and illustrator
1948 – Terry Bradshaw, American football player, sportscaster, and actor
1948 – Christa McAuliffe, American educator, and astronaut (died in 1986)
1951 – Mark Harmon, American actor
1952 – Jimmy Connors, American tennis player, and sportscaster
1964 – Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor
1965 – Lennox Lewis, English-Canadian boxer
1966 – Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress
1969 – K-Ci, American R&B singer-songwriter
1971 – Katt Williams, American comedic actor
1976 – Aziz Zakari, Ghanaian sprinter
1989 – Zedd, Russian-German record producer, and DJ
September 2nd History
44 BC – Cicero started the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony.
1192 – The Treaty of Jaffa was signed between Richard I of England and Saladin, leading to the end of the Third Crusade.
1666 – The Great Fire of London destroyed more than 13,000 homes along with St. Paul’s Church.
1752 (Julian year) – Great Britain adopted the Gregorian calendar, making the next day September 14, 1752. There was no September 3-13 in the British Empire, including the American colonies.
1754 (Earthquake) Cairo, Egypt
1789 – The United States Treasury Department was established.
1837 – General Sherman took Atlanta, after four weeks of fighting.
1837 – Samuel F.B. Morse patented his telegraph for sending messages. Ben Franklin was the first to send an electrical signal through a wire in 1750.
1897 – McCall Magazine began publication.
1901 – Vice President of the US, Theodore Roosevelt, used the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.
1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.
1944 – Future President George H.W. Bush ejected from his damaged plane in WW II.
1945 – Japan formally surrendered World War II.
1963 – CBS Evening News expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, the first network to do so. NBC followed on September 9.
1969- Chemical Bank installed the first United States ATM in the U.S. at the branch in Rockville Centre, New York.
1985 – NBC began broadcasting in stereo.
1989 – #1 Hit September 2, 1989 – September 8, 1989: Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted
1992 (Earthquake) Nicaragua killing at least 116 people.
1995 – #1 Hit September 2, 1995 – September 8, 1995: Michael Jackson – You Are Not Alone
2005 – On NBC’s Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye West stated that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
The average person has approximately one Fallopian tube.
Every time a team loses it’s because someone, somewhere, jinxed it.
“We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) #moviequotes
Some people can not roll their tongues upwards into a tube. Can you?
The biggest film of 1939: Gone with the Wind (Drama) earned ~ $198,000,000
In December 1890, Westminster, London, experienced a whole month without Sunshine.
The movie ‘Victoria’ was filmed all in one take. The movie is over 2 hours. They rehearsed, and when it came time to actually film, they filmed the one-shot movie three times. They used the third take as the released version.
The Capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo
The average person sees six movies a year in theaters.
The Torch Song Jessica Rabbit sings in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is called “Weed Smoker’s Dream” and was originally recorded by a group called the Harlem Hamfats.
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