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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2001: "America: A Tribute to Heroes" is broadcast by more than 35 network and cable channels, raising more than $200 million for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack victims. Done in the style of a telethon with a celebrity-staffed phone bank, it featured 21 live musical performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and Paul Simon along with short spoken messages delivered by other stars.


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