On this day: November 1

Published On: Nov 01 2012 12:34:18 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2014 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 - Leon Jaworski
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1973: Leon Jaworski is appointed the new Watergate special prosecutor, less than two weeks after the Oct. 20 "Saturday Night Massacre," President Richard Nixon's dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox and the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Jaworski would end up subpoenaing Nixon for tapes of White House conversations and taking the case to the Supreme Court, which ordered Nixon to give Jaworski unedited version of the tapes.

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