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 - Colonel Tom Parker
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Universal Pictures [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1909: Colonel Tom Parker, the entertainment impresario known best as the manager of Elvis Presley, is born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, Netherlands. He died at the age of 87 on Jan. 21, 1997, a day after suffering a stroke. He's seen here with Elvis on the set of the 1969 film "Change of Habit."


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