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 - Brandon Flowers
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1981: Rock musician and singer-songwriter Brandon Flowers, best known as the frontman for the rock band The Killers, is born in Henderson, Nevada.

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