On this day: October 1

POSTED: 8:26 PM Sep 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 01 2013

Thomas Edison opens the world's first electric lamp factory, Yosemite becomes a national park, soccer great Pele says goodbye, and Walt Disney World opens, all on this day.

OTD October 1 - Queen Mary I
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1553: Queen Mary I of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. During her five-year reign, she has more than 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake, earning the name "Bloody Mary."



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