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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

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

44 BCQueen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1985Jerry Lewis' 20th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $33,100,000

1968Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1989Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

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

September 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

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

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

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

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

September 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

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

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

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

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

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

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

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

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

September 2nd Weddings
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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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