On this day: May 1

POSTED: 03:16 PM PDT Apr 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 30, 2014 

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 - Pan-American Exposition
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1901: The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, N.Y. The world's fair, which ran through Nov. 2, 1901, is most remembered because U.S. President William McKinley was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the exposition's Temple of Music on Sept. 6, 1901. McKinley, who died eight days later, had given an address at the expo the previous day.


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