On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:15:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 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.

OTD November 7 - Nixon election
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1972: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon is re-elected to a second term, easily defeating Democratic candidate U.S. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. Nixon earned 60.7 percent of the popular vote and 520 electoral votes compared to McGovern's 37.5 percent and 17 electoral votes. McGovern only won the electoral votes of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.

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