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 - Nora Ephron
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2012: Filmmaker Nora Ephron dies at the age of 71 in New York City from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. Ephron was best known for writing and directing movies such as "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail" and "Julie & Julia." She also wrote the scripts for "Silkwood" and "When Harry Met Sally...," earning Academy Award nominations for those screenplays as well as the one for "Sleepless in Seattle."


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