Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.
1971: The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module. It malfunctioned and crashed, but became the first man-made object to reach the surface of Mars. Pictured is a model of the Mars 2 lander module at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Russia.
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