On this day: July 1

Published On: Jun 28 2013 03:06:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2016 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 - Margaux Hemingway
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1996: Actress and model Margaux Hemingway, the older sister of actress Mariel Hemingway and the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, is found dead in her apartment in Santa Monica, California, at age 42. Hemingway's death, which came one day before the anniversary of her grandfather's suicide, was eventually ruled suicide by an overdose of phenobarbital. She started out as a model in the 1970s and made her film debut in the 1976 movie "Lipstick" alongside her sister.

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