On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.

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1966: Jimmy Hendrix changes the spelling of his name to Jimi at the suggestion of Chas Chandler, a former bassist for The Animals who he had just signed as his manager. Chandler would also help Hendrix form his new band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.


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