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 - Buckminster Fuller
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1983: American architect and philosopher Buckminster Fuller dies of a heart attack at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, California. Fuller became famous for inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth," ephemeralization and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, including the geodesic dome.

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