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 - Beyonce
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2003: Beyoncé Knowles releases her debut solo album "Dangerously in Love." The album would sell nearly five million copies in the United States alone on the way to worldwide sales of 11 million. It debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart and topped the charts in six other countries as well. All four of the album's singles were top five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with the title track and "Baby Boy" hitting No. 1.

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