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 - 1992 Nicaragua earthquake
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1992: An earthquake in Nicaragua kills at least 116 people. The earthquake also left more than 13,500 homeless in Nicaragua and destroyed 1,300 houses and 185 fishing boats along the west coast of the country. Some damage was also reported in Costa Rica. Most of the casualties and damage were caused by a tsunami affecting the west coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, reaching heights of up to 26 feet.

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