Disney World Opens On This Date In 1971

Today in 1903, the first World Series game was played. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox) 7 to 3 in Boston. The Americans rebounded over the next few days and won the series 5 games to 3.

Today in 1907, the first metered taxis arrived in New York City….and in the U.S.

Today in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T at a cost of $850.

Today in 1971, Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

Today in 1980, “Ladies’ Home Journal” startled readers were startled to see Robert Redford on the magazine’s cover. It had taken 97 years for the magazine to change its “no men on the cover” policy.

Today in 1993, an intruder abducted 12-year-old Polly Klaas from her home in Petaluma, California. Her body was found sixty-five days later. Her kidnapper remains death row in California's San Quentin State Prison. You can learn more about Polly's case by watching the FBI Files

Today in 1994, the National Hockey League team owners began a 103-day lockout of their players.

Today in 2001, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban Internet filters designed to keep pornography away from children at city libraries. The board left the decision up to the Library Commission to decide whether to install filtering software in children's areas. A federal law in the U.S. mandated the use of the filters.

Today in 2004, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki got his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler’s 84-year-old single-season record. He also scored his 100th run of the season.

Today in 2012, California became the first US state to ban conversion therapy for minors.

Today in 2013, a partial United States federal government shutdown occurred as a result of political disagreements over operational spending.

Today in 2015, a gunman killed students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. After being injured by police, the shooter took his own life.

Today in 2015, the NY Yankees recorded the 10,000th win in their illustrious history, and also clinch wild card slot.

Today in 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in American history took place as 58 people were killed and 489 were injured at the Route 91 Harvest concert in Las Vegas. Conspiracy theories aside, a motive is still not known.

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