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 - Mackinac Bridge
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1957: The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. The opening of the bridge ended decades of the two peninsulas being solely linked by ferries.

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