Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 2

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This is a list of selected September 2 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 2, 2019 featured article or the September 2, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Democracy Day among Tibetan exiles (1960); refimprove
47 BCCaesarion, possibly the son of Julius Caesar, became the last king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt, ruling jointly with his mother Cleopatra. unreferenced section
31 BCFinal War of the Roman Republic: Troops supporting Octavian defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in the naval Battle of Actium on the Ionian Sea near Actium in Greece. refimprove
1649 – Forces loyal to Pope Innocent X destroyed the ancient Italian city of Castro, ending the Wars of Castro. refimprove section
1807 – The British Royal Navy began their bombardment of Copenhagen to capture the Dano-Norwegian navy. unreferenced section
1870Franco-Prussian War: Prussian forces captured Napoleon III in Sedan, France; the Second French Empire collapsed within days. needs more footnotes
1898Mahdist War: Forces led by Horatio Kitchener defeated Sudanese tribesmen at the Battle of Omdurman in Khartoum, Sudan, establishing British dominance in northeastern Africa. unreferenced section
1945 – On the deck of the United States Navy battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay, representatives from the Empire of Japan and several Allied Powers signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, formally ending World War II. unreferenced section
1990Transnistria unilaterally declared its independence from what was then the Moldavian SSR of the Soviet Union, but it remains only a partially recognised state. refimprove section


Roekiah (d. 1945) · Barbara McClintock (d. 1992)


September 2: National Day in Vietnam (1945); Victory over Japan Day in the United States

Principality of Sealand
Principality of Sealand

Bhaktivinoda Thakur (b. 1838) · Mary Cecil Allen (b. 1893) · Carlos Valderrama (b. 1961)

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