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 - Debbie Harry
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1945: Singer-songwriter and actress Debbie Harry, best known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie, is born in Miami, Florida. Harry has also appeared in movies such as "Videodrome," "Hairspray" and "Cop Land."

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