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.
1915: Parris Island in Port Royal, South Carolina, is officially designated a U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Today, the military base provides the initial training for all male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States.
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