On this day: October 1

Published On: Sep 30 2012 09:26:47 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2013 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 - MLB wild card
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1995: The New York Yankees win the first postseason wild card berth in MLB history. The Yankees would end up losing their Division Series to the Seattle Mariners three games to two. The wild card rule was originally intended to go into effect for the 1994 playoffs, which were canceled because of the players' strike.

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