Participants in the rally that kicked off lesbian and gay Pride weekend, burn flags in New York in 1989. On June 21, a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Kirk Condyles)

Today in History: June 21

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Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2016. There are 193 days left in the year.