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.

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2003: In a 6-3 decision in Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court of the United States strikes down the sodomy law in Texas, invalidating sodomy laws in 13 other states in the process and making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.


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