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On this day: July 1

Published On: Jun 28 2013 03:06:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Battle of Gettysburg begins, America's first zoo opens, the first Tour de France starts, the Sony Walkman hits the market, the PG-13 movie rating is introduced, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill breaks an unfortunate record, all on this day.

OTD July 1 - Battle of San Juan Hill
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1898: During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders wage a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba. The Battle of San Juan Hill was the bloodiest and most famous fight of the war.

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