June 24, 1812: Forgetting the Most Famous Classic Blunder, Napoleon’s army invades Russia. Despite having one of the largest armies ever gathered, the French leader failed to win the decisive victory he expected, and was forced to retreat during Russia’s brutal winter.
June 24, 1916: Mary Pickford, silent film star and United Artists co-founder, becomes the first woman to sign a million dollar contract in film.
2009: South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, missing for 6 days, admits to being in Argentina instead of hiking on the Appalachian Trail. (Honey Badger knows that affairs are personal issues, but thinks it’s tacky for sitting governors to leave the country for a week without telling anyone.)