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 - Tour de France
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1903: The first Tour de France bicycle race begins. The race ran until July 19 in six stages over 1,509 miles and was won by Maurice Garin, who's seen here right of center with his arms crossed.

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