"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.
1961: The CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter has its maiden flight. Today, the twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter's primary roles for the U.S. military include troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield resupply.
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