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 - Mark Sanford
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2009: After going AWOL for seven days on what he claimed was a hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit his mistress. He resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and he and his wife eventually divorced.

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