On this day: September 2

Published: Aug 22 2013 11:51:05 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Bob Denver
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2005: Actor Bob Denver, known for his roles as Gilligan on the TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island" and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the TV series "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," dies at age 70 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, of complications from treatment he was receiving for cancer.

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