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 - obscenity case
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1973: In handing down the decision in Miller v. California, the Supreme Court of the United States redefines its definition of obscenity from that of "utterly without socially redeeming value" to that that lacks "serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value." The decision also established a test allowing for community standards rather than a national standard in defining what can be labeled obscene.

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