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.
1968: Penny Ann Early becomes the first woman to play major professional basketball, participating in one play during an ABA game between the Kentucky Colonels and the Los Angeles Stars. Early had earlier in the year become the first licensed female jockey in the United States and the Colonels' owners signed her as a promotional ploy. Toward the beginning of the game, Early took the ball out of bounds and inbounded it to teammate Bobby Rascoe, who quickly called a timeout as Early left the game to a standing ovation.
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