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 - David Livingstone
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1873: David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer of Africa whose 1871 meeting with Welsh-American journalist and explorer H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?," dies at the age of 60 in North-Eastern Rhodesia from malaria and internal bleeding caused by dysentery.


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