Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order) 2021 Daily Holidays that fall on September 2, include: Bison-ten Yell Day Calendar Adjustment Day National Blueberry Popsicle Day National No Patrick Day - (SpongeBob Squarepants) Pierce Your Ears Day Spalding Baseball Day V-J Day - (Ceremony & Formal Signing of Japanese Surrender) World Coconut Day 2021 Weekly Holidays that include September 2, are: International Enthusiasm Week - September 1-7 National Childhood Injury Prevention Week - September 1-7 National Sweet Corn Week - September 2-6, 2021 National Nutrition Week - September 1-7 Self-University Week - September 1-7 2021 Monthly Holidays that include September 2, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our
September Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of September. NOTE: A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Paralympic Summer Games - August 24 - September 5, 2021 National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 28 - September 4, 2021 (Held in Clinton, Arkansas) US Open Tennis Championships - August 30 - September 12, 2021 Astrological Sign
The Astrological Sign for September 2 is
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of September are: Aster - symbols of powerful love. Morning Glory - simple symbols of affection.
The Birthstone(s) for September is Sapphires: Sapphires have a centuries long association with royalty and romance, and September's birthstone jewelry incorporates beautiful sapphire gems.
1948 - Terry Bradshaw, American football player and sportscaster 1948 - Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut who was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (d. 1986) 1951 - Mark Harmon, American actor, director, and producer (Chicago Hope, NCIS) 1964 - Keanu Reeves, Lebanese-Canadian actor, director, and musician (Speed, Point Break, Matrix movies, John Wick movies) Famous Deaths
1969 - Ho Chi Ming, Vietnamese politician who was the 1st President of Vietnam (b. 1890) 1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien, South African-English philologist and poet (b. 1892) 1978 - Fred G. Meyer, American businessman who founded the Fred Meyer stores (b. 1886) 2005 - Bob Denver, American actor and singer (b. 1935)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1922 - Author Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) marries Red Berrien Upshaw 1978 - Singer George Harrison (The Beatles) marries Olivia Trinidad Arias 1978 - Singer Gloria Fajardo marries musician and producer Emilio Estefan (Miami Sound Machine) Quote of the Day
International Enthusiasm Week is on September 1-7! Get up each morning excited to start the day off right!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day The new protein guidelines recently revised by the USDA offer great information and helpful tips! The protein foods group includes meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, and nuts and seeds.
The new dietary guidelines have encouraged more fish, recommended nuts and seeds, and really stressed lean protein choices to help counter the overwhelming obesity crisis in this country!
Find out more information on
from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website! Protein Guidelines This Day in History
1666 - Old St. Paul's Cathedral and 10,000 other buildings are destroyed during the three day Great Fire of London 1752 - Great Britain, along with its overseas possessons, adopts the Gregorian calendar 1789 - The United States Department of the Treasury is founded 1806 - The town of Goldau, Switzerland is destroyed by a massive landslide that kills 457 people 1901 - The Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt speaks a famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" 1912 - The first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America is awarded to Arthur Rose Eldred 1935 - The Labor Day Hurrican makes landfall at Long Key, Florida killing at least 400 1945 - Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1958 - A United States Air Force C-130A-II strays into Soviet airspace while conducting a sigint mission and is shot down by fighters over Yerevan in Armenia resulting in all crew members being killed 1963- CBS Evening News becomes the first half-hour weekend news broadcast in the U.S. 1992 - A 7.7 Mw earthquake in Nicaragua triggered a tsunami that killed at least 116 1998 - All 229 people onboard are killed when Swissair Flight 111 crashes near Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia 2013 - After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the $6.4 billion replacement opens at 10:15pm 2019 - Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane killing at least five This Day in Music
1956 - When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Long Tall Sally, Old Shep, Paralyzed, Too Much, Anyplace is Paradise are recorded by Elvis Presley 1965 - The Beatles' Help is certified Gold 1982 - Fleetwood Mac start off their Mirage tour in Atlanta, with Men at Work as their opening act 1993 - The video Jeremy, from Pearl Jam win four awards, including Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - The Stone Temple Pilots win Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards for Plush 1994 - Hootie & The Blowfish appear on The Late Show with David Letterman for the first time 1995 - You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson becomes the first sone to debut at #1 on the Hot 100 list. Jackson's wife Lisa Marie Presley appear in the video (video below) 1986 - At the age of 16, Debbie Gibson signs to Atlantic Records 1989 - Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul hits #1 in America
This Day in Sports
1971 - Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their first matches at the US Open Tennis Championships 1978 - Reggie Jackson, the Yankees right fielder hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 win over Seattle 2001 - The Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is won by German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A fine point in exactness of conduct, ceremony or procedure. Strictness in observance of formalities.
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