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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 - 2010 Wimbledon
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2010: In the longest match in professional tennis history, John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7-9), 7–6(7-3), 70–68 at Wimbledon. The match lasted 11 hours and five minutes over the course of three days with the fifth set alone running eight hours and 11 minutes.

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