On this day: May 1

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 30, 2016 

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 - Osama bin Laden
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Official White House photo by Pete Souza

2011: President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had been killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Due to the time difference between the U.S. and Pakistan, bin Laden was actually killed on May 2.


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