On this day: July 1

Published On: Jun 28 2013 03:06:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2014 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 - James M Cain
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1892: Author James M. Cain, best known for hardboiled crime novels such as "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Mildred Pierce" and "Double Indemnity," is born in Annapolis, Maryland. He died at age 85 on Oct. 27, 1977.

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