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 - Tacoma Narrows Bridge
20 / 50
Public domain

1940: In Tacoma, Wash., 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.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus