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 - Patty Smyth
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1957: Singer-songwriter Patty Smyth, best known as the lead singer for the 1980s band Scandal and for her solo work, is born in New York City. Scandal was best known for the songs "Goodbye to You" and "The Warrior." Smyth, who married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997, also had a No. 2 hit in 1992 with "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough," a duet with Don Henley.


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