Tuesday, September 2, 2008
2008 Thai political crisis:
Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej declares a state of emergency in Bangkok after clashes between groups of pro- and anti-government protesters resulted in one death and 43 injuries. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7592942.stm
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Friday, September 2, 2005
Protesters and Israeli forces clash in Bil'in
Monday, September 2, 2002
Monday, September 2, 1996
Wednesday, September 2, 1992
In Ciskei, members of the Ciskei Defence Force loyal to dictator Oupa Gqozo open into a crowd of anti-Gqozo protestors organized by the African National Congress, killing at least 28 people and wounding nearly 200.
Monday, September 2, 1991
The United States recognizes the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Sunday, September 2, 1990
Cold War: Transnistria declares its independence from the Moldavian SSR however, the declaration is not recognized by any government.
Wednesday, September 2, 1987
Sunday, September 2, 1984
"STS-41-D": The Space Shuttle "Discovery" lands after its maiden voyage.
Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.
Tuesday, September 2, 1980
Thursday, September 2, 1965
Pakistani troops enter the Indian sector of Kashmir, while Indian troops try to invade Lahore.
Wednesday, September 2, 1964
Indian Hungry generation
poets are arrested on charges of conspiracy against the State and obscenity in literature.
Sunday, September 2, 1962
The Soviet Union agrees to send arms to Cuba.
Friday, September 2, 1960
1960 Summer Olympic Games: Cassius Clay wins the gold medal in light-heavyweight boxing.
Friday, September 2, 1955
Under the guidance of Dr Humphry Osmond, Christopher Mayhew ingests 400 mg of mescaline hydrochloride and allows himself to be filmed as part of a "Panorama" special for BBC TV that was never broadcast.
Tuesday, September 2, 1952
Monday, September 2, 1946
Interim Government of India takes charge with Jawaharlal Nehru as Vice President.
Monday, September 2, 1940
WWII: An agreement between America and Great Britain is announced to the effect that 50 U.S. destroyers needed for escort work will be transferred to Great Britain. In return, America gains 99-year leases on British bases in the North Atlantic, West Indies and Bermuda.
Saturday, September 2, 1939
Spain and Ireland declare their neutrality.
Following the invasion of Poland, Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.
Friday, September 2, 1938
Soviet Ambassador to Britain Ivan Maisky calls on Winston Churchill, to tell him that Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinov has expressed to the French chargé d'affaires in Moscow that the Soviet Union is willing to fight over the territorial integrity of Czechoslovakia.
Thursday, September 2, 1937
Monday, September 2, 1935
Saturday, September 2, 1916
British pilot William Leefe-Robinson becomes the first to shoot down a German airship over Britain.
Wednesday, September 2, 1914
William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just 6 months due to opposition to his rule.
Friday, September 2, 1898
Wednesday, September 2, 1885
Friday, September 2, 1870
Monday, September 2, 1867
Emperor Meiji of Japan marries Empress Shōken (née Masako Ichijō). The Empress consort is thereafter known as "Lady Haruko".
Friday, September 2, 1864
American Civil War
: Union forces under General Sherman enter Atlanta a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.
Tuesday, September 2, 1862
Tuesday, September 2, 1856
Taiping Rebellion: Wei Changhui and Qin Rigang assassinate Yang Xiuqing.
Wednesday, September 2, 1807
Sunday, September 2, 1792
Wednesday, September 2, 1789
Saturday, September 2, 1786
A hurricane strikes Barbados.
Saturday, September 2, 1752
and the British Empire
adopts the Gregorian calendar, meaning the Julian date of Wednesday, September 2 was followed by the Gregorian date of Thursday, September 14.
Monday, September 2, 1686
The Dominion of New England is formed.
The historian and naturalist, Robert Plot
, publishes his "Natural history of Staffordshire", a collection of illustrations and texts detailing the history of the county. It was the first document known to mention crop circle
s and the double sunset over the Cheshire Plain.
James VII of Scotland and James II of England tries to persuade Parliament to repeal the Test Acts, which bar Catholics from public office. Having failed, he issues a Declaration of Indulgence, which suspends penal laws against both Catholics and Protestant dissenters. Suspicions about James' intentions grow as he systematically places Catholics in key positions.
The forces of the Holy League of 1684 liberate Buda from Ottoman Turkish rule (leading to the end of Turkish rule in Hungary during the subsequent years).
Thursday, September 2, 1666
Thursday, September 2, 1649
Friday, September 2, 1644
English Civil War ndash Second Battle of Lostwithiel: Charles I and the Royalists gain their last major victory.
Tuesday, September 2, 1642
Saturday, September 2, 1628
Wednesday, September 2, 1609
Wednesday, August 24, 1457 (Julianian calendar)
The oldest printed book to carry a date, the Mainz Psalter
, is published.
Ştefan cel Mare secures the throne of Moldavia
, which he retains for the next 47 years.
Thursday, September 1, 421 (Julianian calendar)
The Franks conquer new territories in their kingdom and sack the old Roman capital "Augusta Treverorum" (modern Trier).