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On This Day in History, 2 September

What Happened On This Day – 2 September

  • 1960 The First election of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile is held

    The parliamentary body of the Central Tibetan Administration was elected and formed by Tibetan exiles in India. The day is celebrated as Democracy Day among Tibetan exiles.

  • 1946 Interim government of India is formed

    The interim government and the Constituent Assembly of India were given the task to oversee India's transition to independence from British rule. The government was headed by Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • 1789 U.S. Department of the Treasury is formed

    The department is responsible for managing the government's revenue and spending. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury

  • 1752 U.K. adopts the Gregorian Calendar

    The calendar, also sometimes known as the Western Calendar, is one of the most widely used calendars today. Prior to the switch, Britain and its territories followed the Julian Calendar. Due to the change, the British lost 11 days when September 2 was followed by September 14.

  • 1666 A fire ravishes the city of London

    Also known as the Great Fire of London, the fire broke out in a bakery and raged for 4 days destroying the houses of most inhabitants of the city.

Births On This Day – 2 September

  • 1982 Joey Barton

    English footballer

  • 1966 Salma Hayek

    Mexican/American actress, director, producer

  • 1964 Keanu Reeves

    Canadian actor

  • 1953 Ahmad Shah Massoud

    Afghan commander

  • 1913 Bill Shankly

    Scottish footballer, manager

Deaths On This Day – 2 September

  • 1973 J. R. R. Tolkien

    English philologist, author

  • 1969 Ho Chi Minh

    Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam

  • 1948 Sylvanus Morley

    American archaeologist, scholar

  • 1937 Pierre de Coubertin

    French historian, educator, founded the International Olympic Committee

  • 1910 Henri Rousseau

    French painter

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