On this day: June 26

Posted: 10:57 AM EDT Jun 25, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jun 26, 2016

The toothbrush is patented, Christmas becomes a federal holiday, the first helicopter takes off, President Kennedy delivers his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, the first UPC is scanned, and Elvis leaves the stage for the last time, all on this day.

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2015: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges declares that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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