On this day: October 1

POSTED: 8:26 PM Sep 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 01 2014

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 - NHL lockout
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1994: The National Hockey League team owners begin a lockout of the players that would end up lasting 103 days.

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