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Calendar day; September 2, 2015

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Wednesday, the 2nd of September, 2015 is the 245th day in 2015 and in the 36th calendar week.
General Events:
National Beheading Day
September 2, 2015 in the USA
The origin of National Beheading Day is unknown but it does fall on a notable day in the history of beheadings. Lady Alive Lisle was executed on Sept. 2, 1685. She was the last female to be executed by beheading in England.
Here’s your trivia for the day: The “capital” part of capital punishment has to do with the Latin word for head. In other words, the original capital punishment referred to losing one’s head, whether by sword, ax, guillotine, or some other method of decapitation.
Now we hit another strange question: How on earth do you celebrate something like National Beheading Day? First, I’d suggest not going for the full experience; don’t get yourself beheaded! But what should we do? Well, there are plenty of interesting people throughout history who ended up beheaded: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_who_were_beheaded
If you’d rather go for fiction, there’s Nearly Headless Nick from the Harry Potter series, or you could shout along with the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Day of Vietnam
September 2, 2015 in Vietnam
National Day of Vietnam is observed on September 02, 2015. National Day is a national holiday in Vietnam, commemorating the Vietnam Declaration of Independence from France on September 2, 1945. It is the country’s National Day.
Where is National Day of Vietnam?
Nationwide Vietnam
V-J Day
September 2, 2015 in the USA
There have been many arguments and debates concerning the nature and name of this holiday. Veteran groups and their supporters observe Victory Day on the second Monday of August each year.
 The confusion over three dates:
There is some confusion over what date is V-J Day. You can consider any (or all) of three dates as V-J Day. President Harry S. Truman caused some of this confusion……..
On August 14, 1945, the Japanese government cabled to the U.S. their surrender. This is the date of most modern observances.
On August 15, 1945, news of the surrender was announced to the world. This sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of World War II.
On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day.
Did You Know? The battleship USS Missouri was chosen for the formal surrender ceremony, as she was named after President Truman’s home state.
Where is V-J Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 2nd September:
44 BC – Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
31 BC – Battle of Actium: decisive naval battle that effectively ends the Roman Republic. Octavian’s forces defeat those under Mark Antony and Cleopatra off the western coast of Greece.
911 – Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
1192 – Ottoman Sultan Saladin & King Richard the Lion-hearted of England sign treaty over Jerusalem, at end of the Third Crusade
1649 – The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1666 – Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
1752 – Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3Sept 13th)
1792 – September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers
1807 – The Royal Navy bombards Copenhagen with fire bombs and phosphorus rockets to prevent Denmark from surrendering its fleet to Napoleon
1864 – Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War
1885 – In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town
1898 – Machine gun 1st used in battle
1902 – “A Trip To The Moon”, the first science fiction film, released
1930 – 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)
1944 – Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
1945 – Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)
1945 – V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WW II ends)
1949 – Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
1960 – The first election of the Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration, in history of Tibet. The Tibetan community observes this date as the Democracy Day
1987 – Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
1993 – Day of Peace in South Africa
1996 – A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace
1998 – The UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide

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