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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

1987Donald Trump takes out a full page NY Times ad lambasting Japan

1978Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

1908Tommy Burns KOs Bill Lang in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1972Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit (You Wear it Well)

1996Jerry Lewis' 31st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $49,200,000

44 BCThe first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.

1971Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

1864Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

1974US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act

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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

1965Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

1877Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956)

1966Salma Hayek, Veracruz, Mexico, actress (Desparado)

1952[James] Jimmy Connors, St. Louis Illinois, US tennis champion (US Open-78, 82, 83 Wimbledon-74, 82)

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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

1908Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

1824US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant

1995Actor Charlie Sheen (30) weds model Donna Peele (25) in Malibu, California

1978Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)

1989Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)

1989NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1922"Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

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Notable Deaths on September 2nd

1973John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81

2005Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70

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