Last night I was looking to see what happened on 2 September in history. There were a couple of things of a military interest (apart from being day two of the Second World War...after the Germans attacked Poland on the 1st). In 1864 Sherman took Atlanta. Six years later Emperor Louis Napoleon III surrendered at Sedan, followed shortly thereafter by the collapse of the Second Empire.
On a slightly more amusing note in 1752, 2 September was the day that the Calendar Act came into effect, ending the use of the Julian calendar in Great Britain and her colonies with the switch to the Gregorian calendar. This resulted in a major adjustment in the calendar where it was advanced 11 days so that Wednesday 2 September was followed by Thursday 14 September. The loss of eleven days left many people feeling cheated and some sources claimed that there were riots during which people demanded the days back.
Meanwhile in Auckland, New Zealand on 2 September 2019, where spring has sprung and we had three successive days without rain for the first time in weeks and the first of the Daffodils and Irises are in flower, I finished the bases of four Spanish and four Russian Napoleonic limbers. Of course I didn’t get a chance to post the pictures until a day later, when the sun is gone and the rain returned.
Another four Russian limbers are to be completed when they arrive in a couple of week’s time.