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Notable Historical Events for September 2nd

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

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

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

1944Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz

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

1968Jerry Lewis' 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

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

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

1969NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated

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Notable Birthdays on September 2nd

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on September 2nd

1978George Harrison marries Olivia

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on September 2nd

490 BCPheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon

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

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