03/07/2013 06:07 pm ET

Senators Take The Floor: Notable Moments In Filibuster History (SLIDESHOW)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) began his 13-hour filibuster Wednesday by saying "I will speak until I can no longer speak." But his marathon Senate floor speech wasn't the longest in history.

Paul's filibuster barely contends with Sen. Strom Thurmond's (R-S.C.) 1957 Senate floor stand, which lasted over 24 hours.

See the slideshow below for the most notable moments in filibuster history:

Notable Moments In Filibuster History

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