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On this day: May 1

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

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 - Gwendolyn Brooks
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1950: Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, winning for her book of poetry titled "Annie Allen."

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