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Today in History for September 2nd

USATODAY.com Monday, 2 September 2019
Highlights of this day in history: Japan signs surrender, officially ending World War II; Union forces occupy Atlanta during the Civil War; A great fire ravages medieval London; Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh dies; Wreckage of the Titanic found. (Sept. 2)
 
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