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 - handgun law
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2008: By a 5-4 margin in District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court of the United States strikes down a handgun ban in the Washington, D.C., holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to gun ownership for traditionally lawful purposes such as self defense.


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