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 - GOP elephant
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Harper's Weekly

1874: A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party. The image of the featured cartoon was inspired by, and the text taken from, one of Aesop's fables, "The Ass in the Lion's Skin."

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