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 - Library of Congress
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Library of Congress

1897: The Thomas Jefferson Building, the first Library of Congress building, opens its doors to the public. The Library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

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