On this day: June 24

Published On: Jun 21 2013 10:57:25 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 24 2016 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 - Hopalong Cassidy
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1949: "Hopalong Cassidy," starring William Boyd, becomes the first network western television series. The show, at first edited from the 66 films made by William Boyd, was a hit, finishing the year No. 7 in the ratings and making Boyd a star.

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