On this day: May 1

Published On: Apr 30 2013 05:16:34 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2016 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 - Calamity Jane
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1852: Frontierswoman and professional scout Calamity Jane, best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, is born Martha Jane Canary in Princeton, Missouri.

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