On this day: June 21

Posted: 3:10 AM EDT Jun 20, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 21, 2015

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 - Eminem
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Aftermath/Interscope/Shady

2010: Rapper Eminem's album "Recovery" is released in the United States and the U.K. The album would debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, a spot it would hold for a total of seven non-consecutive weeks. It featured the No. 1 hit songs "Not Afraid" and "Love The Way You Lie," the former of which earned Eminem a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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