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Other Notable Events for September 2

On this date in history:

In 1666, the Great Fire of London began.(It destroyed 13,000 houses in four days).

In 1935, a hurricane hit the Florida Keys, killing more than 350 people.

In 1945, Japan signed an ...

Notable Birthdays for September 2

Those born on this date include:

- Poet Eugene Field and sporting goods entrepreneur Albert Spalding, both in 1850
- inventor Hiram Maxim, who invented the first portable automatic machine gun, in 1869
- basketball Hall of ...

Astronomy

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2014 with 120 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn.