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 - King Vidor
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1982: Film director King Vidor, who was nominated five times for a Best Director Oscar during a career that included films such as "Hallelujah!," "The Citadel," "The Champ" and "War and Peace," dies of a heart ailment at age 88 at his ranch in Paso Robles, California.


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