On this day: November 1

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:34:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD November 1 - Mackinac Bridge
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1957: The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. The opening of the bridge ended decades of the two peninsulas being solely linked by ferries.

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