On this day: October 1

POSTED: 08:26 PM MDT Sep 30, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT 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 - Julie Andrews
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1935: Actress and singer Julie Andrews, best known for her debut film role in "Mary Poppins," for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and her role in "The Sound of Music," is born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.


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