Daily Calendar for Friday, September 2, 2022 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, September 2, 2022


  • Albert Spalding (baseball player)
  • Cleveland Amory (author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas)
  • Peter Ueberroth (businessman)
  • Terry Bradshaw (football player)
  • Christa McAuliffe (selected to be the first teacher in space)
  • Mark Harmon (actor)
  • Keanu Reeves (actor)
  • Salma Hayek (actress)
  • Erin Hershey Presley (actress)


  • J. R. R. Tolkien (author)
  • Troy Donahue (actor)
  • Bob Denver (actor)


  • Great Fire of London began
  • Congress established the United States Department of the Treasury
  • The first issue of McCall’s magazine was published. The magazine had previously been called Queens Magazine and Queen of Fashion
  • Vice President Theodore Roosevelt uttered the famous phrase, Speak softly and carry a big stick at the Minnesota State Fair
  • Japan surrendered formally at ceremonies held aboard the battleship Missouri, to end World War II
  • First ATM in U.S. debuted, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
  • Charles Burton started 3-year pole-to-pole expedition
  • The long awaited chess rematch between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky began in Yugoslavia
  • 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


  • Denver had its earliest measurable snow, 4.2 inches
  • Hurricane Frances caused 2.5 million Florida residents and vacationers to flee the state. It was the biggest evacuation ever ordered in Florida

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