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 - 1903 World Series
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1903: The Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cy Young and the Boston Americans 7-3 at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston in the first game of the modern World Series. Pirates pitcher Deacon Phillippe set a World Series record by striking out 10 Boston batters. That record lasted barely one day, as Boston's Bill Dinneen struck out 11 Pittsburgh batters in Game 2. Boston would eventually win the best-of-nine series five games to three.

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