On this day: November 1

POSTED: 1:34 AM Nov 01 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 01 2015

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 - Malbone Street Wreck
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1918: At least 93 people die when a Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company train derails under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, making it the worst rapid transit accident in U.S. history.


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