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 - Times Square car bomb
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2010: A car bomb is discovered in New York City's Times Square after street vendors notice smoke coming from a vehicle. The bomb ignited, but failed to detonate and was disarmed before it could cause any injuries. Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, would eventually plead guilty to 10 counts arising from the bombing attempt and be sentenced to life in prison.


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