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Today in World War II History—May 1, 1941

US Defense Bond poster, 1942

US Defense Bond poster, 1942

80 Years Ago—May 1, 1941: US Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps go on sale.

General Mills introduces CheeriOats cereal, renamed Cheerios in 1945.

Movie premiere of Citizen Kane, starring Orson Welles, at RKO Palace in New York City.

Movie poster for the US release of Citizen Kane, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Movie poster for the US release of Citizen Kane, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)