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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 - Acts of Union
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1707: The Acts of Union join the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. Pictured is the first Union flag, created to symbolize the union.

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