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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament

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

1192Ottoman Sultan Saladin & King Richard the Lion-hearted of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade

31 BCFinal war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

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

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

1945Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

1968Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

1965Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th HR (off Curt Simmons)

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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

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

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

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

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

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

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

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

September 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 2nd

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

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

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