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 - Nuremberg Trials-
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1946: Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials. Of the 24 accused in the trials, 12 were sentenced to death, three to life in prison, four to prison terms between 10 and 20 years, and three were acquitted. Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, a Nazi industrialist, was found medically unfit for trial and Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, committed suicide before the trial began.

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