On this day: September 18

Published On: Sep 17 2012 07:16:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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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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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