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 - 1982 World Expo
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1982: The 1982 World's Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the theme "Energy Turns the World." The Sunsphere, a 266-foot steel tower topped with a five-story gold globe, served as the iconic image for the fair and still stands today as a symbol for the city of Knoxville.


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