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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 - 1982 World Expo
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1982: The 1982 World's Fair opens in Knoxville, Tenn., with the theme "Energy Turns the World." The Sunsphere, a 266-foot steel tower topped with a five-story gold globe, served as the iconic image for the fair and still stands today as a symbol for the city of Knoxville.

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