The news about the death of Osama bin Laden started as a trickle then came on like a flood. The Deseret News has compiled a timeline of events as the media scrambled to report the news. All times are Mountain Standard Time.

May 1st

10:00 a.m.: Pakistani IT consultant Sohaib Athar unknowingly live-tweets the U.S. Special forces attack on Osama bin Laden's compound. You can see his full Twitter stream at http://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/.

8:00 p.m.: White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer tweets that President Obama will make a statement Sunday night.

8:25 p.m.: Keith Urbahn, former chief of staff under defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld's chief of staff, breaks the news.

8:54 p.m.: The New York Times' Helene Cooper confirms report, tweeted by NYT's Jeff Zeleny.

9:00 p.m.: White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer tweets that Osama bin Laden is dead

9:30 p.m.: Encouraged by social media, crowds begin to gather at the White House, Times Square, Ground Zero and numerous other public gathering places around the country.

9:35 p.m.: President Obama addresses the American people.

May 2

9:16 a.m.: A DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden was killed.