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September 02: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

Happy Birthday! (September 02, 1839)
Henry George, American economist and author. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 02, 1948)
The first private citizen to go in space, American teacher Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, was born; along with six other crew members, she perished when the Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff in 1986. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 02, 1973)
J.R.R. Tolkien, a prolific English author who was best known for the imaginative works The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), passed away at the age of 81. photo source: wikimedia.org

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