Today in History: September 2, Alabama Governor Wallace Prevents Integration of Tuskegee High School with State Troopers

Today in History: September 2, Alabama Governor Wallace Prevents Integration of Tuskegee High School with State Troopers
Today in History: September 2, Alabama Governor Wallace Prevents Integration of Tuskegee High School with State Troopers

Today is Friday, September 2the 245th day of 2022. There are 120 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On September 2, 1945, Japan officially surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was created.

In 1864, during the Civil War, the forces of Union General William T. Sherman occupied Atlanta.

In 1935, a Labor Day hurricane hit the Florida Keys, killing over 400 people.

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Defense Education Act, which provided public and private educational assistance to promote learning in areas such as math and science.

In 1963, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace prevented the integration of Tuskegee High School by surrounding the building with state troopers.

In 1964, one of America’s most decorated World War I military heroes, Medal of Honor recipient Alvin C. York, died in Nashville at the age of 76.

In 1969, in what some consider the birth of the Internet, two connected computers at the University of California, Los Angeles transmitted test data over a 15-foot cable.

In 1998, a Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashed off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people on board.

In 2005, a National Guard convoy filled with food, water and medicine arrived in New Orleans four days after Hurricane Katrina.

In 2008, Republicans called Barack Obama the most liberal and least experienced White House candidate in history at their convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, and enthusiastically praised their own man, John McCain, ready to lead the nation.

In 2018, Senator John McCain was laid to rest on a grassy hillside at the US Naval Academy, after a horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator’s coffin led a procession of mourners from the academy’s chapel in his cemetery.

In 2019, a fire swept through a boat carrying recreational divers that was anchored near an island off the southern California coast; the captain and four other crew members were able to escape the flames, but 34 people trapped below died.

Ten years ago: Campaigning to head to the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama affixed a “Romney doesn’t care” label to his rival’s views on health care and said Republicans want to repeal new protections for millions of people without coming up with their own plan.

Five years ago: President Donald Trump visited survivors of Hurricane Harvey, touring a Houston shelter housing hundreds of displaced people and meeting with emergency responders in Lake Charles, Louisiana; it was Trump’s second visit to the region following the storm. Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth after 288 days on the International Space Station; the trip gave Whitson a total of 665 days in space, a record for any American and any woman in the world.

One year ago: A split Supreme Court allowed a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in effect; it banned abortions once medical professionals could detect heart activity, usually around six weeks and before most women knew they were pregnant. (The law allowed private citizens to sue providers and anyone involved in facilitating an abortion.) House Democrats promoted Republican Liz Cheney to vice chair of a committee investigating the 6th Capitol uprising, even as some Republicans threatened to oust him from the GOP conference. to participate in the survey. The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the state could remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a prominent location in the state capital, Richmond, which was also the Confederate capital. (The statue was chopped into pieces and taken away a few days later.) Former Georgia prosecutor Jackie Johnson has been charged with misconduct, alleging she used her position to restrain the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery to be charged immediately after the shooting.

Today’s birthdays: Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyo., is 91. Former United States Olympic Committee President Peter Ueberroth is 85. Singer Jimmy Clanton is 84 years old. R&B singer Rosalind Ashford (Martha & the Vandellas) is 79. Professional and college football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw is 74 years old. Basketball Hall of Famer Nate Archibald is 74. Actor Mark Harmon is 71 years old. Former Sen. Jim DeMint, RS.C., is 71. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors is 70. Actor Linda Purl is 67 years old. Rock musician Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs) is 64. Country musician Paul Deakin (The Mavericks) is 63 years old. Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson is 62 years old. Actor Keanu Reeves is 58 years old. Lennox Lewis, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, is 57. Actor Salma Hayek is 56 years old. Actor Tuc Watkins is 56 years old. Actor Kristen Cloke is 54 years old. Actor Cynthia Watros is 54 years old. R&B singer K-Ci is 53 years old. is 48 years old. Actor Tiffany Hines is 45 years old. Rock musician Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) is 45 years old. Actor Jonat han Kite is 43 years old. Actor Joshua Henry is 38 years old. Actor Allison Miller is 37 years old. Rock musician Spencer Smith is 35 years old. Electronic music DJ/producer Zedd is 33 years old.

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