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 - 1934 typhoon
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1934: Typhoon Muroto hits western Honshu, Japan, killing 3,036 people and injuring nearly 15,000 more.

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