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 - The Social Network
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2010: "The Social Network," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, and directed by David Fincher, premieres in theaters. The movie, which portrays Mark Zuckerberg's founding of Facebook and the resulting lawsuits, would receive widespread acclaim and eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, but won only for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. However, the film would win Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Garfield, Timberlake and Eisenberg are seen here at the film's Paris premiere.

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