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Calendar for September 2nd, 2014

National Day (Vietnam)

1666: Great Fire of London began

1789: Congress established the United States Department of the Treasury

Born 1850: Albert Spalding (baseball player)

1897: The first issue of McCall's magazine was published. The magazine had previously been called Queens Magazine and Queen of Fashion

1901: Vice President Theodore Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair

Born 1917: Cleveland Amory (author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas)

Born 1937: Peter Ueberroth (businessman)

1945: Japan surrendered formally at ceremonies held aboard the battleship Missouri, to end World War II

Born 1948: Terry Bradshaw (football player)

Born 1948: Christa McAuliffe (selected to be the first teacher in space)

Born 1951: Mark Harmon (actor)

Born 1964: Keanu Reeves (actor)

Born 1966: Salma Hayek (actress)

1969: First ATM in U.S. debuted, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Died 1973: J. R. R. Tolkien (author)

Born 1976: Erin Hershey Presley (actress)

1979: Charles Burton started 3-year pole-to-pole expedition

1992: The long awaited chess rematch between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky began in Yugoslavia

Died 2001: Troy Donahue (actor)

Died 2005: Bob Denver (actor)

2013: Diana Nyad completed a two-day, two-night swim from Cuba to Florida and became the first person to accomplish the feat unaided by a shark cage

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