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 - CH-47F helicopter
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U.S. Army Sgt. Michael R. Caya

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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