On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2015 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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U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1938: The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm killed between 682 and 800 people, damaged more than 57,000 homes and caused property losses estimated at $306 million.


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