On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:15:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2014 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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1973: Sylvia Pressler, a judge serving as a hearing examiner with New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights, rules that Maria Pepe, a 12-year-old northern New Jersey girl who was only allowed to play three Little League games before the organization forced her to quit, should have been allowed to play. The ruling was decried by Little League as "conceived in vindictive and prejudicial fashion of the worst kind," but it was upheld on appeal, and New Jersey became the first state to bar sex discrimination in Little League. By the following year, Little League amended its charter to allow girls and also created a softball division.

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