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This Week in History, Sep 2 – Sep 8

Sep 02, 1969

First ATM opens for business

Sep 03, 1783

Treaty of Paris signed

Sep 04, 1886

Geronimo surrenders

Sep 05, 1836

Sam Houston elected as president of Texas

Sep 06, 1915

First tank produced

Sep 07, 1813

United States nicknamed Uncle Sam

Sep 08, 1974

Ford pardons Nixon

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Lead Story

First ATM opens for business, 1969

American Revolution

Congress founds U.S. Treasury, 1789

Automotive

Ford introduces the compact, fuel-efficient Falcon, 1959

Civil War

McClellan is restored to full command, 1862

Cold War

Trial of Mathias Rust begins, 1987

Crime

A UN court hands down the first international conviction for genocide, 1998

Disaster

Great Tokyo Fire continues to blaze, 1923

General Interest

The Battle of Actium, 31 B.C.

Great Fire of London begins, 1666

Japan surrenders, 1945

Vietnam independence proclaimed, 1945

Hollywood

Lord of the Rings creator Tolkien dies, 1973

Literary

The Iceman Cometh, by Eugene O’Neill, opens on Broadway, 1946

Music

Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo #1 with “You Are Not Alone”, 1996

Old West

Whites massacre Chinese in Wyoming Territory, 1885

Presidential

Navy aviator George H.W. Bush and his squadron attacked, 1944

Sports

Connors celebrates birthday with win at U.S. Open, 1991

Diana Nyad, 64, makes record swim from Cuba to Florida, 2013

Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh dies, 1969

47th North Vietnamese MiG shot down, 1972

World War I

Fatherland Party formally launched in Germany , 1917

World War II

Allies celebrate V-J Day, 1945

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