Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 2, 2019:
36th calendar week, 245th day of the year
120 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Name day: Ingrid
2018 - A major fire destroys large parts of the Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. With more than 20 million exhibits, the museum was one of the most important exhibition halls in South America.
2014 - The US company Halliburton claims to pay compensation of $ 1.1 billion (€ 838 million) to fishermen and other victims in 2010 due to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
2009 - The state subsidy for the scrapping of old cars is empty. Just under eight months after the introduction of the premium as part of the government stimulus package, the sum of 5 billion euros has been used up.
1991 - The Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, which is predominantly inhabited by Armenians, declares itself an independent republic.
1987 - In Moscow begins the trial of German sports pilot Mathias Rust, who landed on May 28 with his Cessna small plane near Red Square
1969 - Hoesch AG in Dortmund begins a series of "wildcat strikes" in the Federal Republic. The so-called September strikes in the coal mining and mining industries were not organized by the unions. The workers fight for wage increases.
1933 - Italy and the Soviet Union conclude a non-aggression pact. Dictator Benito Mussolini wants to gain greater freedom from the West.
1917 - The founding of the German Fatherland Party (DVLP) in Königsberg takes place on the initiative of Wolfgang Kapp (Director General of the East Prussian Landscape). The party was a reservoir of extreme political rights. In December 1918, the party dissolved again.
1792 - A few years after the beginning of the French Revolution, Jacobin leaders Jean Paul Marat and Justice Minister Georges Jacques Danton organize the mass murder of "counterrevolutionaries", to which more than 1,100 French victims fall ("September murders").
1969 - Robert Habeck (50), German writer and politician, since January 2018 one of the two federal chairmen of the Greens
1959 - Ulrich Grillo (60), German entrepreneur, President of the Federation of German Industries 2013-2016
1939 - Tilman Zülch (80), German human rights activist, Secretary General of the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) 1970-2017
1929 - Hal Ashby, American director (Harold and Maude, shampoo), died 1988
1924 - Helene Metz (95), German entrepreneur, Metz-Werke (TV equipment manufacturer)
2001 - Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon, performed the first heart transplantation in 1967, b. 1922
1969 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, President from 1946, after the partition of the country 1954 President of the Communist North, b. 1890