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 - Walter Brennan
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1974: Actor Walter Brennan (right), a three-time Oscar-winner for his roles in "Come and Get It," "Kentucky" and "The Westerner," and also known for his roles in other movies such as "Rio Bravo," "Red River" (as pictured here with John Wayne) and "Sergeant York," dies from emphysema at the age of 80 in Oxnard, California.

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