On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2013 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 opens with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

OTD September 2 - Ho Chi Minh
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1969: Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of North Vietnam, dies of heart failure at age 79 in Hanoi, North Vietnam. He was a key figure in the foundation of North Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.

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