On this day: November 7

Published On: Nov 06 2012 05:15:25 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 07 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Jeannette Rankin
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1916: Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman elected to the United States Congress. A Republican and a lifelong pacifist, she was one of the 50 members of Congress who voted against the entry of the United States into World War I in 1917 and, after being elected again in 1940, the only member of Congress who voted against declaring war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. She is also the only woman to be elected to Congress from Montana.

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