On this day: September 21

POSTED: 4:09 PM Sep 20 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 21 2012

"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.

OTD September 21 - American Idiot
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2004: The album "American Idiot" by Green Day is released. The album spawned five singles, all of which went platinum, and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. It would chart in 27 countries and peak at No. 1 in 19 of them, including the United States and the United Kingdom.

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