On this day: September 18

POSTED: 5:16 PM Sep 17 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 18 2013

America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.

OTD September 18 - Jimi Hendrix
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Warner Bros. Entertainment

1970: Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is found dead in a London apartment at the age of 27. The official cause of death was inhalation of vomit after barbiturate intoxication.

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