On this day: June 9

Posted: 2:20 PM EDT Jun 03, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 09, 2016

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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