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 - Virgil
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19 B.C.: Roman poet Virgil, known for three major works of Latin literature, the "Eclogues," the "Georgics," and the epic "Aeneid," dies at age 50 in Brundisium, Italy, Roman Empire.

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