On this day: October 1

Published On: Sep 30 2012 09:26:47 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Thrilla in Manila
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1975: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines, that is known as "The Thrilla in Manila." While the fight started at 10:45 a.m. Manila time on Oct. 1, the fight was actually seen the night of Sept. 30, 1975, in the United States and much of the rest of the world, given the time difference.

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