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.
1996: NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor aboard a Delta II rocket. The spacecraft would travel nearly 466 million miles over the course of a 300-day cruise to reach Mars on Sept. 11, 1997.
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