On this day: June 26

POSTED: 07:57 AM PDT Jun 25, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 25, 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.

OTD June 26 - Full Metal Jacket
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Warner Bros. Pictures

1987: Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War film "Full Metal Jacket," starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio and R. Lee Ermey, opens in limited release. The movie, which would open wide on July 10, would go on to earn more than $46 million at the box office.


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