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 - Cartoon Network
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Cartoon Network

1992: The cable channel Cartoon Network is launched. The initial programming on the channel consisted exclusively of reruns of classic Warner Bros cartoons, the 1933–1957 Popeye cartoons, MGM cartoons and Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

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