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 - The Beatles
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Capitol Records

1967: The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, where it would stay for 15 straight weeks.

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