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On This Day September 2nd

On This Day in history:

1789- The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.

1833- Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio is founded.

1901- Then Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" at the Minnesota State Fair.

1935- A hurricane hits the Florida Keys and kills 423 people.

1945- Vietnam declares its independence forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

1955- The very first Waffle House opened in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

1965- The Beatles release, "Yesterday."

1969- NBC-TV cancels "Star Trek".  The show debuted on September 8, 1966.

1985- It is announced that the "Titanic" had been found on September 1.  The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.

1986- Cathy Evelyn Smith is sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.  Her sentence is in connection with the overdose death of John Belushi.

BIRTHDAYS:

1932- Arnold Greenberg, co-founder of Snapple

1948- Terry Bradshaw, American football player

1964- Keanu Reeves, Canadian actor

 
 
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