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2 September

31 BC: The defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra's navy at Actium gives Octavian control of the Roman empire.

1666: The Great Fire of London begins in a bakery on Pudding Lane and will destroy much of the city.

1945: Japan surrenders unconditionally on board USS 'Missouri', bringing to an end World War Two.


3 September

1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany over the invasion of Poland - the start of World War Two.

1939: The Battle of the Atlantic begins just hours into the war, when the British liner 'Athenia' is sunk.

1943: Canadian troops lead the invasion of Italy as the Allies return to mainland Europe for the first time.

spooky - the war ends the day before it begins !
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A stunning example of Japanese efficiency and neatness. (Or was Monk somehow involved - If you let the 7th year start, you've got to let it end !!)
[SIZE=+1]1776[/SIZE] The second Continental Congress made the term "United States" official, replacing "United Colonies."

[SIZE=+1]1850[/SIZE] California became the 31st state of the union.

[SIZE=+1]1943[/SIZE] Allied forces landed at Salerno and Taranto during World War II.

[SIZE=+1]1957[/SIZE] President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.

[SIZE=+1]1965[/SIZE] Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

[SIZE=+1]2001[/SIZE] Afghanistan's military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood was fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists.
1928: The discovery of penicillin by British scientist Alexander Fleming is officially announced.
1943: The underground paper 'Defense de la France' publishes the first photographs of Nazi concentration camps.
1967: BBC Radio 1 - Britain's first legal radio station dedicated to pop music - goes on air.