Historical Events for 2nd September 2018

1937 – US Housing Authority created by National Housing Act
1944 – Future US President George H. W. Bush bails from a burning plane during a mission in the Pacific
1954 – Hurricane Edna batters NE US, killing 20
1968 – Jerry Lewis’ 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1974 – US President Gerald Ford signs Employee Retirement Income Security Act
1986 – Cathy Evelyn Smith sentenced to 3 years for death of John Belushi
1987 – Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
1991 – Jerry Lewis’ 26th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $45,071,657
1993 – Day of Peace in South Africa
1995 – Southern California begins using new area code 562

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