Today in History for November 1st

Highlights of this day in history: The Stamp Act takes effect; The U.S. explodes the first hydrogen bomb; Sistine Chapel paintings first shown to the public; Algerian nationalists begin rebellion against French rule; NFL's Walter Payton dies. (Nov. 1)

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[? JAMES LIMBAUGH: ?] November 1, 1765, the Stamp Act takes effect as Britain imposes a tax on its American colonists. They respond with stiff resistance and Britain later repeals the Act. But the episode sets the stage for the American Revolution a decade later.

1952, the United States explodes the first hydrogen bomb codenamed Mike. The test takes place at the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific.

1512, at the Vatican, Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are first shown to the public.

1954, in North Africa, Algerian nationalists begin their successful eight year rebellion against French rule.

And 1999--

- Every guy, every offensive lineman that played for the Chicago Bears helped me get that 16,000 yards. And I thank them.

- Walter Payton, the NFL's all-time leading rusher dies of bile duct cancer in Barrington, Illinois. The former Chicago Bears running back was 45.

Today in history, November 1, James [? Limbaugh, ?] "The Associated Press."