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 - Jack Dempsey
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1895: Boxer Jack Dempsey, who held the world heavyweight championship from 1919 to 1926 and was one of the most popular boxers in history, is born in Manassa, Colorado. Dempsey compiled a career record of 65 wins (51 by knockout), six losses, 11 draws and one no-contest. He died of heart failure at age 87 on May 31, 1983.

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