On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2014 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 - Christa McAuliffe
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1948: Christa McAuliffe, the teacher who died in the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion, is born Sharon Christa Corrigan in Boston, Massachusetts.

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