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 - French Grand Prix
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1906: The inaugural French Grand Prix is held, becoming the first-ever Grand Prix motor racing event. The Grand Prix name, which translates to "Great Prize," referred to the prize of 45,000 French francs awarded to Hungarian driver Ferenc Szisz, the winner from the field of 32 drivers.


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