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On this day: May 1

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013 

The Empire State Building opens, "Citizen Kane" premieres, Cheerios are introduced, Elvis gets hitched, President Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech, and President Obama announces the death of Osama bin Laden, all on this day.

OTD May 1 - Battle of Manila Bay
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1898: The United States Navy under Commodore George Dewey destroys the Spanish Pacific Squadron in the Battle of Manila Bay, the first battle of the Spanish-American War.

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