This happened today, September 2

44 BC – Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.



1870 – Napoleon III surrenders to Prussian armies

1930 – 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs)

1944 – During WW II, George H W Bush ejects from a burning plane

1945 – Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)