On This Day

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

Events in History


KnighthoodDictator Bokassa I

1993 Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa freed

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
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  • 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 Malacañang Palace.
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Montreal Canada on CHOM 97.7 FM and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2018 About 400 prisoners escape a jail near Tripoli in Libya during militia fighting
  • 2018 Major fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro destroys most of its 20 million artifacts

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2019 Diving boat catches fire at night killing 34 asleep on board off Santa Cruz Island, California
  • 2019 Violence and looting directed at foreigners in Johannesburg results in five deaths and dozens arrested by South African police
  • 2020 Australia officially enters recession for the first time in almost 3 decades with GDP falling 7% (April-June)
  • 2020 English architect Richard Rogers designer of the Pompidou Centre and the Millennial Dome retires
  • 2020 Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi tests positive for COVID-19 and is later hospitalized
  • 2020 Press conference with body camera evidence brings to light death of African American Daniel Prude after being retrained by police back in March

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