On this day: October 1

POSTED: 08:26 PM MDT Sep 30, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT 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 - 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, Georgia.

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