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 - Pope Pius XII
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1950: Pope Pius XII claims papal infallibility when he formally defines the Assumption of Mary as being an article of faith for Roman Catholics.

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