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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 - Chris Pratt
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1979: Actor Chris Pratt, best known for the TV series "Everwood" and "Parks and Recreation," and for roles in movies such as "Take Me Home Tonight," "Moneyball" and "Zero Dark Thirty," is born in Virginia, Minn.

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