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On this day: June 21

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:10:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first Ferris Wheel opens in Chicago, Lou Gehrig retires, Johnny Cash releases his first single, the WNBA begins play, and a TV icon and a blues legend both die, all on this day.

OTD June 21 - Kathy Mattea
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1959: Country music singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea, a four-time Grammy winner best known for the No. 1 country music hits "Goin' Gone," "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "Come from the Heart" and "Burnin' Old Memories," is born in South Charleston, W.Va.

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