On this day: September 21

Published On: Sep 20 2012 06:09:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 21 2012 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.

OTD September 21 - No Kum-Sok
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U.S. Air Force

1953: North Korean pilot Lt. No Kum-Sok defects during the Korean War by flying his MiG-15 to the Kimpo Air Base in South Korea, claiming that he wanted to get away from the "red deceit." He receives a $100,000 reward offered by Operation Moolah for defecting with his aircraft and later emigrates to the United States.

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