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Aviator George HW Bush was shot down in war Japanese

September 2 2009
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According to ancient legend, it was Sept. 2 in 490 BC. er. Athens from the village of Marathon he ran a Greek warrior Fitipid - with the news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians. On reaching the main square of Athens, the messenger could only say: "Rejoice! We have won "- and fell dead on the ground.

Later, when in 1896 in Athens were the first modern Olympic Games in honor of the messenger race was arranged between Marathon and Athens. Since then, the marathon became a classic of Athletics - sprint at 42 km distance of 195 meters.

September 2, 1944 in the skies over the Pacific Ocean by Japanese anti-aircraft gunners had shot down an American pilot simple, George Bush. The future president and his father survived the president - he was rescued by sailors from the American submarine.

September 2, 1980 has been collected the largest amount of money received during a charity march or run. Canadian Terry Fox, who made a prosthesis for the race from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, collected 24.7 million Canadian dollars. All these means the runner with a disability took over 143 days - from April 12 to September 2, 1980, after running a distance of 5,373 kilometers.

September 2, 1995 record was set in the walking people "centipede." Longest "centipede" amounted to 1,665 students of the University of Guelph, Canada. Participants were tightly bound to his feet, and during the movement no one fell. Now this achievement flaunts the Guinness World Record.


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