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On this day: June 24

Published On: Jun 21 2013 10:57:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A 19-year-old Pablo Picasso opens his first major exhibition, Mark Pickford becomes the first million-dollar actress, the Soviets begin their blockade of Berlin, Lynyrd Skynyrd releases "Sweet Home Alabama," and Mark Sanford comes clean, all on this day.

OTD June 24 - Chris Benoit
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2007: Canadian professional wrestler Chris Benoit, 40, hangs himself in his Fayetteville, Ga., home two days after killing his wife and their 7-year-old son. While police at the scene found anabolic steroids, leading to theories of "roid rage" contributing to Benoit's behavior, a brain biopsy later found that his brain showed severe damage from multiple concussions. Among the accolades in a wrestling career that began in 1985, Benoit was a two-time world champion: a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and a one-time World Heavyweight Champion in WWE.

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