On this day: September 7

POSTED: 07:30 PM PDT Sep 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 06, 2016 

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 - Russia plane crash
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2011: A plane crash near Yaroslavl, Russia, kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League. The tragedy forced the team to cancel its participation in the 2011–12 KHL season. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is seen here laying flowers at the crash site.


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