On this day: June 9

Published: Jun 03 2014 02:20:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Charles Dickens dies, Donald Duck makes his debut, Bruce Springsteen signs his first record deal, and Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, all on this day.

OTD June 9 - Maria Sharapova
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2012: Maria Sharapova of Russia beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final to complete a career Grand Slam, which includes winning the French Open, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open. She was the sixth woman in the Open Era to attain a career Grand Slam in singles.

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