On This Day in History for September 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 122 of 122

  • 1983 Yitzhak Shamir (Herut) endorsed by Menachem Begin for Israeli PM
  • 1986 Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi

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

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
  • 1987 Kevin Bass is 1st NLer to switch hit HRs in a game twice in 1 season
  • 1987 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1988 Amnesty International's Human Rights Now! tour begins in Wembley

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1989 Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1990 Steve Allen, installed as a new abbot of Hartford St Zen Center, SF
  • 1991 US officially recognizes independence of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
  • 1992 Nicaragua struck by earthquake/floodings; 118 die
  • 1992 US dollar valued at 156.50 guilder (record)
  • 1993 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
  • 1993 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • 1995 Southern California begins using new area code 562
  • 1996 Soyuz TM-24, lands
  • 1996 A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in MalacaƱang Palace.
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and in in Toronto Canada on CILQ 107.1 FM
  • 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia. All 229 people on board are killed.
  • 1998 The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide
  • 2012 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
  • 2015 Earth's trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in "Nature" by Thomas Crowther of Yale University

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2015 US President Barack Obama becomes the first president to visit the Arctic Circle at Kotzebue, Alaska

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

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