Food & History: October 1
1907 The Plaza Hotel opens at the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue in New York City.
1924 Peanut farmer turned US President James Earl (Jimmy) Carter born.
1931 The new Waldorf-Astoria hotel opens on Park Avenue in New York City.
1971 Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida.
1974 The first McDonald’s restaurant opened in London.
1980 European countries ban the use of hormones in cattle feed.