On this day: November 1

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:34:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Fred Thompson
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2015: Actor, lawyer and politician Fred Thompson dies of lymphoma at age 73 in Nashville, Tennessee. A Republican, he represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1994 to 2003 and ran for U.S. president in 2008. Toward the end of his time in Senate, he joined the TV series "Law & Order" in 2002. He also appeared in movie such as "No Way Out," "The Hunt for Red October," "Days of Thunder," "Die Hard 2," "Cape Fear," "In the Line of Fire" and "Secretariat."

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