On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:15:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid die in Bolivia, Marie Curie wins her second Nobel Prize, FDR wins an unprecedented fourth term, Steve McQueen dies, and Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive, all on this day.

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1910: The first air freight shipment is undertaken when pilot Phil O. Parmalee carries two bolts of silk on his Wright Model B from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio. The delivery was a publicity event organized by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.


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