On this day: November 1

Published: Nov 01 2012 01:34:18 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Sistine Chapel's ceiling is unveiled, the National Weather Service makes its first forecast, the U.S. explodes its first hydrogen bomb, and Honda opens its first U.S. factory, all on this day.

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1512: The ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

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