On this day in History, September 2nd 1945, Japan Surrenders and officially ends WWII.
The USS Missouri was the stage set for the formal surrender of Japan, ending hostilities that cost the lives of over 100 Million People globally. This number does include the 20+ Million killed by Stalin in his own country on his orders. The surrender of Imperial Japan was announced by Emperor Hirohito on August 15 and formally signed on September 2. It was General Douglas MacArthur who accepted the surrender by Japans Foreign Minister.
Also on this day in History, September 2nd 1666 was the Great Fire of London. Cinders from a Bakers fire in Pudding Lane, near the Tower of London, jumped into the wood pile that would spread to over 13000 houses and destroy most of the oak wood built medievil city within the Roman walls. The city of London had only just gotten over the disasterous outbreak of the Plague the year earlier in 1665. Unlike the Plague, amazingly only 6 people died over the 4-days that the fire raged. King Charles II ordered buildings to be torn down in order to create a fire break. The initial action failed as the winds were too strong. Finally King Charles ordered a greater section of houses to be blown up with gun powder. This eventually did help although the citizens of London thought they were under attack by the French and started abandoning the city in droves. King Charles actually helped the fire lines by filling buckets of water and passing down the line to those throwing it on the fire. Only 1/5th of the city was left standing. As a personal note: I do believe it was the provenance of God as all of the old timber in the city would surely have harbored the Plague within its old wooden walls. The plague was cured by non other than Nostradamus. Famous for his predictions and visions of the future that is still being debated and argued to this day.
The second of September was a busy day in history. For also on this day in history The Battle of Actium would be the last great naval battle of Octavian Caesar and the Roman Empire against the combined forces of MarK Antony and Cleopatra.
The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic, a naval engagement between Octavian and the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra on This day in History September 2nd 31 BC, on the Ionian Sea near the promontory of Actium, in the Roman province of Epirus Vetus in Greece. Octavian's fleet was commanded by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, while Antony's fleet was supported by the power of Queen Cleopatra of Ptolemaic Egypt.
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