Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut (More info)

1813 – The United States federal government gets its nickname, Uncle Sam (More info)

1921 – The first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held in Atlantic City, New Jersey (More info)

1986 – Desmond Tutu becomes becomes the archbishop of Cape Town and the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa (More info)

1996 – Rapper Tupac Shakur is fatally shot on the Las Vegas strip (More info)

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