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 - Lisbon earthquake
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1755: Most of Lisbon, Portugal, is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.

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