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This Day in History: Nov. 1

This Day in History: Nov. 1
This picture shows paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel ahead of a cardinals conclave on March 9, 2013 at the Vatican. The conclave of 115 "cardinal electors" will begin on March 12 under Michelangelo's famous frescoes to choose the 266th pope following the abrupt end to Benedict's eight-year papacy which was often overshadowed by scandals. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT and FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD ** ORG XMIT: CHI1406131508120124 (AFP / AFP/Getty Images)

In 1512, Michelangelo finished painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican.

1765: The Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.

1870: The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations.

1968: The Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system.

2012: Singer-songwriter Blake Shelton won entertainer, male vocalist and song of the year honors, the latter shared with wife Miranda, at the 46th Country Music Association Awards.

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