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On this day: November 1

POSTED: 10:34 PM PDT Oct 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 31, 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 - Stamp Act 1765
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Library of Congress

1765: The Stamp Act goes into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London and carrying an embossed revenue stamp.

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