38 fun facts for September, 2

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 2nd is a day full of exciting and historical events, ranging from the beginning of the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the first ATM opening in 1969. The day also commemorates several national and international awareness days, including World Coconut Day, National Blueberry Popsicle Day, and National Immigrant's Day in Argentina.
38 Fun facts
  1. On September 2nd, 1833, the New York Sun newspaper was first published. It was founded by Benjamin H. Day and became famous for its "penny press" format, which made it the first American daily to be published at a low price for general readership.
  2. September 2nd is World Coconut Day. This international celebration aims to raise awareness about the importance of the coconut, its benefits, and its many uses in various industries such as food, cosmetics, and health.
  3. The first ATM opened in the United States on September 2nd, 1969. The Chemical Bank in Rockville Centre, New York, installed the automatic teller machine (ATM) which provided a convenient way to access cash and conduct banking transactions.
  4. On September 2nd, 1666, the Great Fire of London started. The fire began at a bakery on Pudding Lane and lasted for four days, consuming over 13,000 houses and 87 churches, including the historic St. Paul's Cathedral.
  5. In Argentina, September 2nd is National Immigrant's Day. This day was established to honor and remember the immigrants who came to Argentina, contributing to the country's diverse culture and development.
  6. On September 2nd, 1940, American author Ernest Hemingway's novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was published. The novel is set during the Spanish Civil War and tells the story of an American fighting alongside anti-fascist forces.
  7. September 2nd, 1901, marked the first day that the United States’ Teddy Bear was made. The bear was named after President Theodore Roosevelt and was created by toymaker Morris Michtom.
  8. The United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris on September 2nd, 1783, which formally ended the American Revolutionary War. The treaty recognized the United States as an independent nation and established the borders between the new country and British North America.
  9. September 2nd is National Blueberry Popsicle Day in the United States. This day celebrates one of America's favorite frozen treats and encourages people to enjoy a delicious and nutritious blueberry popsicle.
  10. On September 2nd, 1960, the first Paralympic Games were held in Rome, Italy. The Paralympics are a major international multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities, offering opportunities for athletes from all over the world to compete and showcase their strengths.
  11. In 1973, J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," passed away on September 2nd. His works have continued to inspire generations of readers and have been adapted into popular film franchises.
  12. On September 2nd, 1970, NASA launched the world's first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1) to study the Earth's environment from space. The satellite provided valuable data on Earth resources and environmental conditions, helping scientists better understand our planet.
  13. September 2nd is National Calendar Adjustment Day, marking the day in 1752 when Britain and its colonies switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. To correct the discrepancy between the two calendars, September 2nd was followed by September 14th, essentially deleting eleven days from the year.
  14. On September 2nd, 1985, scientists discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The ship sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg and was located by a joint American-French expedition led by Dr. Robert Ballard.
  15. September 2nd is National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, which celebrates ginger-colored felines and raises awareness about the special qualities and traits of these unique cats.
  16. On September 2nd, 1998, the United Nations General Assembly declared the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, which is observed annually on September 16th. This day is important to spread awareness about the need to protect the ozone layer, which shields Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation.
  17. September 2nd is World Cassowary Day, dedicated to raising awareness and appreciation for the endangered southern cassowary, a large flightless bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The day aims to promote conservation efforts to protect these unique birds and their habitats.
  18. On September 2nd, 2013, Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura became the oldest person to complete the Seven Summits challenge, climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Miura, who was 80 years old at the time, completed his last climb on Mount Vinson in Antarctica.
  19. In 1963, the television series "The Outer Limits" premiered on September 2nd. The science-fiction anthology series is known for its unique stories, often involving alien encounters, and has become a cult classic.
  20. On September 2nd, 1969, the very first Internet message was sent, initiating what would become the modern World Wide Web. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles transmitted the message to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute using ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
  21. September 2nd is National V-J Day, also known as Victory over Japan Day, which commemorates the end of World War II and the surrender of Japan on September 2nd, 1945.
  22. On September 2nd, 2018, the Dominican Republic's Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking ruling granting legal recognition to same-sex couples, marking a significant step forward for LGBTQ+ rights in the country.
  23. In 1987, the Concorde jet, known for crossing the Atlantic in record time, was taken out of service on September 2nd following a series of safety concerns and financial losses.
  24. September 2nd is National Pet Rock Day, a fun holiday that encourages people to paint, decorate, and give names to rocks in the spirit of the popular 1970s fad of pet rocks.
  25. On September 2nd, 1951, the first broadcast of the television game show "Truth or Consequences" aired on CBS. The program featured contestants answering trivia questions and undergoing elaborate stunts if they failed to answer correctly.
  26. In 1968, The Beatles released their single "Hey Jude" on September 2nd. The song, written by Paul McCartney, became one of the band's most iconic hits and is regularly cited as one of the greatest songs of all time.
  27. September 2nd is Vegan Festival Day in the northern Indian city of Haridwar. The festival promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet and raises awareness about animal welfare and environmental issues.
  28. On September 2nd, 1935, George Gershwin's orchestral composition "Porgy and Bess" premiered in Boston, Massachusetts. The opera, set in the African American community of Charleston, South Carolina, features now-famous songs like "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."
  29. September 2nd is World Elephant Day in India, recognized to raise awareness about the need to protect these majestic animals from poaching, habitat loss, and other threats.
  30. On September 2nd, 1993, the United States and Russia signed the Start II Treaty, which called for the reduction of nuclear warheads in both countries' arsenals, marking a significant milestone in nuclear disarmament efforts.
  31. September 2nd is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, celebrating the popular red wine grape varietal that originated in the Bordeaux region of France and is now grown worldwide.
  32. In 1985, an attempt to launch the first private expedition to climb Mount Everest ended tragically on September 2nd, when four members of the French climbing team perished in an avalanche on the mountain's north face.
  33. In Australia, September 2nd is Father's Day, a day to celebrate and honor fathers and father figures for their love, support, and guidance.
  34. On September 2nd, 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, officially opened its doors to the public. The museum is dedicated to the history, preservation, and celebration of rock and roll music and its influential artists.
  35. September 2nd is Skyscraper Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the architectural marvels and achievements of modern skyscrapers in urban environments around the world.
  36. In 1995, the Cleveland Indians set a Major League Baseball record on September 2nd by playing their 36th home game without an error, demonstrating their team's exceptional defensive prowess.
  37. On September 2nd, 1978, Pope John Paul I was officially installed as the 263rd Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Though his papacy was tragically short–just 33 days–his gentle and humble nature endeared him to many worldwide.
  38. September 2nd is River Cleanup Day in several parts of the world, a day dedicated to cleaning up rivers and promoting awareness about the importance of keeping our waterways clean and free of pollution.