On This Day: Isner defeats Mahut in longest pro-tennis match in history

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On June 24, 2010, John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in a first-round match at Wimbledon, the longest match in pro-tennis history.
Jackie Gleason (L), who died on this day in 1987, and George Burns in 1974. Burns was honored with a Golden Award from American Guild of Variety Artists for his lifetime career in show business. UPI File Photo | License Photo

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R), seen in an October 29, 2008, file photo at a Committee on Ways and Means hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington with Trenton, N.J., Mayor Douglas Palmer, admitted to an extramarital affair on June 24, 2009, after he disappeared from South Carolina for a week, secretly traveling to Argentina with his mistress. File Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI | License Photo

U.S. Air Force Douglas C-47 transport planes prepare to take off from Tempelhof Airport during the Berlin airlift in August 1948. On June 24, 1948, Soviet forces blockaded the western zones of Berlin, setting the stage for the Berlin airlift to support the 2 million people of the divided German city. File Photo by USAF

A victorious John Isner (L) and Nicolas Mahut (R) stand in front of the scoreboard after Isner won the longest tennis match in history in the final set 70-68 in the Wimbledon championships on June 24, 2010. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI…
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