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 - Joseph Heller
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1923: Novelist Joseph Heller, best known for his satirical novel "Catch-22," is born in Brooklyn, New York. Heller, seen here in 1986, died of a heart attack on Dec. 12, 1999, at the age of 76.


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