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 - L Douglas Wilder
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1989: L. Douglas Wilder wins the governor's race in Virginia, becoming the first elected black state governor in U.S. history. The first black governor of a U.S. state was P. B. S. Pinchback, who was not elected but succeeded as Louisiana governor on Dec. 9, 1872, upon the removal of his predecessor from office during Reconstruction.

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