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 - John Hinckley
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FBI Field Office Washington

1982: John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the March 30, 1981, attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Hinckley was sentenced to remain under institutional psychiatric care. After a federal judge ruled Hinckley was no longer a threat to himself or others, he was released on Aug. 5, 2016.

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