Today in history, September 7

Today in history, September 7

Each of these events occurred on the same day of the month, September 7.

1533: Queen Elizabeth I is born in Greenwich, England, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

1936: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Buddy Holly is born in Lubbock, Texas.

1940: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.

1951: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Chrissie Hynde is born in Akron, Ohio.

1963: The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

1978: Drummer, songwriter, producer and actor Keith Moon dies in Westminster, London at age 32.

1979: ESPN makes its debut on cable and is broadcast to an estimated 1.4 million subscribers.

1996: Rapper, producer and actor Tupac Shakur, 25, is shot and mortally wounded while stopped at a traffic light in Las Vegas. He dies six days later.

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