September 2

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1789 – The U.S. Treasury Department was established.

1888 – The highest railroad bridge in Michigan, over the Manistee River north of Baldwin, went into service.

1897 – The first issue of “McCall’s” magazine was published. The magazine originally was named “Queens Magazine” and “Queen of Fashion.”

1901 – Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.

1902 – Detroit, MI suffered its first car related fatality. A car sped by George Bissell’s carriage and spooked the horse. Bissell hit the pavement and died.

1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred was awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.

1945 – Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II. The war ended 6 years and 1 day after it began.

1963 – TV’s “The CBS Evening News” becomes the first half-hour weeknight news broadcast when the show was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

1968 – The TV show “I Spy”, starring Bill Cosby and Robert Culp as secret agents, aired for the last time on NBC.

1969 – TV’s “Star Trek” was cancelled by NBC. The show debuted on September 8, 1966.

1970 – NASA announced the cancellation of two Apollo missions to the Moon — Apollo 15 (the designation is re-used by a later mission), and Apollo 19.

1973 – The Detroit Tigers fired manager Billy Martin. He was relieved of his duties after ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs against Cleveland Indians batters three days earlier.

1977 – The TV Show “Sanford and Son” aired for the last time on NBC.

1992 – The U.S. and Russia agreed to a joint venture to build a space station.

1995 – In Cleveland, OH, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially opened to the public.

1998 – The National Constitution Center, a nonprofit education group, released a telephone survey of 600 young people, aged 13 to 17. The survey found that more teens can name the Three Stooges than the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial).

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Peter Ueberroth 1937 – 6th Commissioner of Baseball (1984-1989), former Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee

Rosalind Ashford 1943 – Singer (Martha & the Vandellas)

Marty Grebb 1946 – Musician (The Buckinghams)

Terry Bradshaw 1948 – Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, broadcaster

Harvey Levin 1950 – Lawyer, Founder of TMZ

Mark Harmon 1951 – Actor (“Freaky Friday”, TV’s “NCIS”, “St. Elsewhere”, “Reasonable Doubts”, “Chicago Hope”)

Jimmy Connors 1952 – Tennis player

Linda Purl 1955 – Actress (Played Charlene Matlock on TV’s “Matlock”)

Steve Porcaro 1957 – Musician (Toto)

Jerry Augustyniak 1958 – Drummer (10,000 Maniacs)

Fritz McIntyre 1958 – Musician (Simply Red)

Keanu Reeves 1964 – Actor (“The Matrix” movies, “Speed”, “Point Break”, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)

Lennox Lewis 1965 – Retired heavyweight boxing champion

Salma Hayek 1966 – Actress (“Frida”, “Desperado”, “Wild Wild West”, “Grown Ups”, “From Dusk Till Dawn”)

Cynthia Watros 1968 – Actress (TV’s “Lost”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Titus”)

K-Ci 1969 – Singer (Jodeci)

Katt Williams 1973 – Comedian, actor (“First Sunday”, “Friday After Next”, TV’s “My Wife and Kids”)

 

TODAY IS:

Calendar Adjustment Day

International Turkey Vulture Day

V-J Day

World Beard Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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