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 - Buffalo Bills Wild West
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1883: William "Buffalo Bill" Cody stages his first Wild West show for an invitation-only audience. The show was a hit, with its first public performance taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19. The circus-like attraction toured annually through 1908.


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