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 - Great Exhibition
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1851: Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition inside the Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park. The event was the first in a series of World's Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular for the next century.

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