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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

1807The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon.

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1985Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1989Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

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

1991Jerry Lewis' 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657

1962Stan Musial's 3,516th hit moves over Tris Speaker into 2nd place

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.

1944Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz

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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)

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on September 2nd

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

490 BCPheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon

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