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This Happened — September 18: Jimi Hendrix Dies

Jimi Hendrix died on this day in 1970 from an accidental drug overdose. He was found unconscious in his London apartment and was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the hospital.

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Who was Jimi Hendrix?

Jimi Hendrix was a renowned American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative guitarists in the history of rock music. He was known for his virtuosic playing style, innovative use of feedback and distortion, and his ability to blend various genres like rock, blues, and psychedelia.

What was the significance of Woodstock in Jimi Hendrix's career?

One of the most iconic moments in Jimi Hendrix's career was his performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969. His rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on his electric guitar became a symbol of the counterculture movement and a commentary on the social and political climate of the time.

What is the "27 Club" and why is Jimi Hendrix associated with it?

The "27 Club" refers to a group of musicians who all tragically died at the age of 27. Jimi Hendrix is a prominent member of this club, alongside other legendary artists like Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. The collective deaths of these musicians at the same age have led to speculation and intrigue over the years.

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Second Front? Tension In West Bank Reaching New Heights–  Mideast War, Day 21

Death count rises above 100 in the West Bank, as sources reports weapons flooding in through Iran.

Photo of people Palestinians throwing stones toward Israeli troops

Masked Palestinians youths use slingshots to hurl stones Friday toward Israeli troops during clashes with them following a solidarity march with the Palestinians living in Gaza

Jakob Mieszkowski-Lapping and Emma Albright

Massive protests materialized around the West Bank on Friday, and were particularly potent in Ramallah, the administrative capital of the Palestinian Authority, according to Al Jazeera journalist Hoda Abdel-Hamid who is reporting from the ground. The protestors are reportedly chanting in support of Hamas.

“You must not underestimate the amount of anxiety and fear that exists across the occupied West Bank,” said Abdel-Hamid. “I’ve been reporting for weeks now about the nightly Israeli raids and detentions. There is also the settler violence – an average of eight attacks a day and they are increasing.”

Weapons are “flooding” into the occupied West Bank through a complex network organized by Iran and its allies, mainly in Iraq and Syria, according to the Wall Street Journal. Israeli settlers are reportedly being armed by Israel’s government, at the direction of its far-right national security advisor Itamar Ben-Gvir.

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The Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Thursday that Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old boy near Ramallah, bringing the total death count since October 7 in the West Bank to 105, according to Turkish state-run outlet Anadolu Agency.

Many of those deaths are attacks on Palestinians by Jewish settlers, which U.S. President Biden has denounced as “pouring gasoline on the fire.”

“The army has said it is ‘taking off its gloves’. So people are afraid,” said Abdel-Hamid.

Many have described the situation as a “powder keg.”

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