On this day: September 7

POSTED: 8:30 PM Sep 06 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 07 2012

The Miss America pageant is held for the first time, the Tasmanian tiger goes extinct, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opens its doors, and rapper Tupac Shakur is gunned down, all on this day.

OTD September 7 - Eazy-E
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1963: Eazy-E, a rap pioneer who would go on to help establish "gangsta rap" with the group N.W.A., is born under the birth name Eric Lynn Wright in Compton, California. He died due to complications from AIDS at the age of 31 on March 26, 1995.

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