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 - Jimmy Carter
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Library of Congress

1924: Jimmy Carter, who would go on to become the 39th president of the United States and receive the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, is born in Plains, Ga.

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