On this day: June 21

Published On: Jun 20 2013 02:10:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 21 2016 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 - Faisal Shahzad
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2010: Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, pleads guilty to charges of plotting a failed May 1, 2010, car bombing in New York's Times Square. He would later be sentenced to life in prison. The bomb, which was discovered after street vendors noticed smoke coming from a vehicle, failed to detonate and was disarmed before it could cause any injuries.

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