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 - Ezra Pound
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National Portrait Galley, London

1972: American poet Ezra Pound, whose best-known works include "Ripostes," "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley" and his unfinished 120-section epic "The Cantos," dies in his sleep of an intestinal blockage at the age of 87 in Venice, Italy.

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