On this day: September 2

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:51:05 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2015 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 - Goldau landslide
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1806: A massive landslide destroys the town of Goldau, Switzerland, killing 457. This painting by Swiss artist Xaver Triner shows the scar of the landslide and the buried town.

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