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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 - The Parent Trap
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Walt Disney Pictures

1961: The Walt Disney comedy "The Parent Trap," starring Hayley Mills in a dual role as teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents, premieres in theaters. The film, which made $25 million at the box office, spawned several television sequels and a remake in 1998 starring Lindsay Lohan, Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid.

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