On this day: May 1

Published On: Apr 30 2013 05:16:34 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2014 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 - Joseph Heller
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1923: Novelist Joseph Heller, best known for his satirical novel "Catch-22," is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Heller, seen here in 1986, died of a heart attack on Dec. 12, 1999, at the age of 76.

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