On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Pierre de Coubertin
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Library of Congress

1937: French educator and historian Pierre de Coubertin, who founded the International Olympic Committee and is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games, dies of a stroke at age 74 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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