On this day: November 1

POSTED: 1:34 AM Nov 01 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 01 2013

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 - Strait of Magellan
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1520: The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage. The strait was originally called Strait of All Saints, with Nov. 1 being All Saints Day, but within seven years it had been renamed in honor of Magellan.


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