ON THIS DAY: September 2, 2016

Foreign Minister Shigemitsu-signs-surrenderSeptember 2nd is

Calendar Adjustment Day *

Lazy Mom’s Day

Bring Your Manners to Work Day *

V-J Day II *



Marshall Islands – Dri-jerbal (Labor Day)international Flags

Spain – Ceuta: Día de Ceuta
(local public holiday in Ceuta)

Tibetan Community – Democracy Day *

Transdniestria – Independence Day *

Vietnam – National Day

United States – Brady, TX
World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off


MORE! HISTORY: Our Lost Eleven Days, Teddy Roosevelt and NASA Woes, click 

On This Day in HISTORY

31 BC – Octavian’s forces defeat Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s allied galleys at Actium, sinking or capturing over 2/3 of their fleet – the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic

1666 – Great Fire of London burns 3 days, destroys 10,000 buildings, kills 6 people

Great Fire of London 1666 unknown artist

1752 – British Calendar Act of 1751: the Gregorian calendar * becomes the official calendar of Britain and its American colonies in 1752, replacing the Julian calendar. However, there’s an eleven day difference between the two calendars, so on the evening of 2nd September 1752, Britain and the colonies went to sleep on 2nd September and woke the next morning on 14th September.  New Year’s Day moved to 1st January from 26th March. Some citizens felt cheated and rioted, demanding their eleven days back!

Gregorian Calendar 11 day cut Glen McBeth

1789 – The U.S. Treasury Department is established

1811 – The Royal Fredericks University founded (now University of Oslo)

1833 – Oberlin College founded in Ohio

1859 – Solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service

1897 – McCall’s magazine publishes its first issue

1901 – Vice President Teddy Roosevelt quotes “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair


1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred becomes the first BSA Eagle Scout

1924 – Rudolf Friml’s operetta Rose Marie premieres on Broadway


1945 – VJ Day II * Japanese Instrument of Surrender signed aboard USS Missouri

1946 – Interim Government of India formed, headed by Jawaharlal Nehru, to begin transition to full independence from British rule

1960 – Tibet’s first parliamentary election, observed by the Tibetan community as Democracy Day *

1963 –All-girl group The Angels, “My Boyfriend’s Back,” hits #1 on the singles charts

1970 – NASA cancels two Apollo moon missions, because of the Apollo 1 fire, hardware delays and budgetary problems

1990 – Transniestria * proclaims itself a Soviet republic, Mikhail Gorbachev says no

1995 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially opens in Cleveland OH

2013 – Diana Nyad, at age 64, first confirmed swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida without a shark cage or swim fins

2013 – Protocol School of Washington establishes Bring Your Manners to Work Day * to remind everyone that treating your co-workers with respect and consideration makes for a happier and more productive workplace



  • Japanese Foreign Minister Shigemitsu signs Instrument of Surrender aboard USS Missouri
  • International flags
  • Great Fire of London 1666 – artist unknown
  • Calendar change to Gregorian – Glen McBeth
  • Theodore Roosevelt quote
  • Rose-Marie program cover

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