On this day: November 1

POSTED: 10:34 PM PDT Oct 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 31, 2014 

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 - Stephen Crane
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1871: Writer Stephen Crane, best known for his 1895 Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage," is born in Newark, New Jersey. He died of tuberculosis at age 28 on June 5, 1900.

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