On this day: November 1

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:34:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2016 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 - Library of Congress
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Library of Congress

1897: The Thomas Jefferson Building, the first Library of Congress building, opens its doors to the public. The Library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

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