Medical Tuesday Blog
September is the time when we traditionally conclude the rites of summer with the long Labor Day weekend. Intended to be a salute to working people, Labor Day has become a celebration of the end of the vacation season, signaling that it’s time to go back to work. But it is also a warning to children that it’s time to hit the books and go back to school. The month of September does remind us that even though hard work may be difficult to digest at times, we all savor the fruits of our labors.
On September 1, 1939, the Second World War began. Despite the world’s general hope that the First World War was the war to end all wars, the Second World War began twenty years later, ignited on this very day in 1939, when Germany invaded Poland and was not extinguished until two atomic bombs were dropped upon German’s ally, Japan.
On September 2, 1945, Japanese forces formally surrendered to the Allies. However, the Japanese stopped fighting on August 14, 1945, which is considered as VJ Day. The formal surrender took place on September 2nd aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri.
On September 1, 1958, a US spy plane was shot down for violating Soviet Airspace.
On September 1, 1983, A Korean passenger plane was shot down for violating Soviet Airspace.