On this day: June 24

Posted: 11:57 AM EDT Jun 21, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 24, 2016

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 - Eli Wallach
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2014: Actor Eli Wallach, best known for his roles in movies such as "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Godfather Part III," dies at the age of 98 in New York City.

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