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 - Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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1940: In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion. The dramatic footage of the bridge's deck swaying wildly in the wind has become an iconic film. Here the bridge is seen on its opening day on July 1, 1940.

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