The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
Sept. 2, 1969
In what some regard as the birth of the Internet, two connected computers at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed test data through a 15-foot cable.
ON THIS DATE 1945
Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.
Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace prevented the integration of Tuskegee High School by encircling the building with state troopers.
Sen. John McCain was laid to rest on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy, after a horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator’s casket led a procession of mourners from the academy’s chapel to its cemetery.