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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 - Scott Carpenter
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1925: Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959, is born in Boulder, Colo. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom and John Glenn.

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