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 - Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
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1935: A Category 5 hurricane strikes the Florida Keys on Labor Day, killing more than 400 people. The hurricane later caused additional damage in northwest Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. Pictured is a Florida East Coast Railway Overseas Railroad relief train that derailed near Islamorada, Florida, during the hurricane.

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