Happy 17th birthday Geocaching.com! What else happened on this day?

Today, September 2, 2017, marks Geocaching.com’s 17th birthday. Woohoo! (You’re lookin’ good you’ve only gotten better with age!). But what else happened on this day in history?

Here are 17 events that also happened on September 2nd.

  1. Queen Cleopatra VII declares her son, Ptolemy XV Caesarion, as co-ruler of Egypt, 44 BC.
Ptolemy XV Caesarion
Ptolemy XV Caesarion

2. Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar, nearly two centuries after most of Western Europe, 1752.

Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar
Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar

3. First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821, 1798.

The other kind of cash
The other kind of cash

4. A solar superstorm — known as the Carrington Event — affects electrical telegraph service, 1859.

Solar superstorm
Solar superstorm

5. Telegraph service between Germany and United States begins, 1900.

Telegraphs around the world
Telegraphs around the world

6. The first science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon, is released, 1902.

Trip to the Moon
Trip to the Moon

7. Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter dies, 1910.

Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau

8. Margaret Mitchell, American author of Gone with the Wind marries Red Berrien Upshaw, 1922.

Clark Gable reads Gone with the Wind
Clark Gable reads Gone with the Wind

9. First transatlantic round trip air flight is completed, 1936.

Vrooooom
Vrooooom

10. Academy copyrights Oscar statuette, 1941.

Oscar
Oscar

11. Dr. F. John Lewis 1st uses deep freeze technique in heart surgery, 1952.

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12. Keanu Reeves, star of The Matrix and Speed was born, 1964.

You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland
You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland

13. First automatic teller machine (ATM) is installed in New York, 1969.

ATM
ATM

14. German runner, Renate Stecher, runs 100m European female record (11.07 sec), 1972.

Renate Stecher
Renate Stecher

15. British writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings dies, 1973.

J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien

16. British runner, Graham Salmon, set world’s record for 100 meters by a blind man, 1978.

Graham Salmon
Graham Salmon

17. Geocaching.com founded in Seattle, Washington, 2000.

Bryan, Jeremy, and Elias
Bryan, Jeremy, and Elias

18. Earth’s trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in Nature by Thomas Crowther of Yale University, 2015.

Breathe easy!
Breathe easy!

 

 

 

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