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 - Roger Maris
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Baseball Digest

1961: Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 set in 1927. The record would stand until Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit 70 home runs in the 1998 season.

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