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 - Liz Claiborne
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Liz Claiborne

2007: Belgian-born American fashion designer Liz Claiborne, best known for co-founding the design company Liz Claiborne Inc., dies of cancer at age 78 in New York City. In 1986, Claiborne's company became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500. She was also the first woman to become chairperson and CEO of a Fortune 500 company.


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