On this day: November 1

POSTED: 1:34 AM Nov 01 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Nov 01 2014

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 - Mamie Eisenhower
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National Archives and Records Administration

1979: Former U.S. first lady Mamie Eisenhower, the widowed wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies at the age of 82 in Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where she had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke on Sept. 25, 1979.

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