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On this day: May 1

Published On: Apr 30 2013 05:16:34 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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, Neb., on May 19. The circus-like attraction toured annually through 1908.

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