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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 - To Kill a Mockingbird
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1961: Harper Lee wins the Pulitzer Prize for "To Kill a Mockingbird," her first, and only, novel. The book was in its 41st week on the bestsellers list when she won the award.

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