On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 04:15:25 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 07 2016 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 - Ambrose Burnside
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1862: Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War after George B. McClellan is removed from command by President Abraham Lincoln.

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