On this day: June 24

Published On: Jun 21 2013 10:57:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2014 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 - Ambrose Bierce
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1842: Author Ambrose Bierce, best known for the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and the satirical lexicon "The Devil's Dictionary," is born in Meigs County, Ohio.

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