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 - Music From Big Pink
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1968: "Music from Big Pink," the debut album by The Band, is released. The album got its name because its music was composed partly in "Big Pink," a house shared by three of the band members in West Saugerties, New York. Among the songs on the album is "The Weight," one of The Band's signature and most famous songs.

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