Mon, May 1, 2017 | 13:27

Today is Monday, May 1, the 121st day of 2017. There are 244 days left in the year.

1931 — Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS

1934 — Austria signs pact with Vatican

1934 — Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert

11936 — Emperor Haile Selassie leaves Ethiopia as Italian invades

1939 — Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (The Yearling)

1940 — 140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship

1940 — The 1940 Olympics are cancelled

1941 — General Mills introduces Cheerios

1943 — Food rationing begins in U.S.

1943 — German plane sinks boat loaded with Palestinian Jews bound for Malta