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.
1917: Buffalo Bob Smith, the host of the longtime children's show "Howdy Doody," is born Robert Emil Schmidt in Buffalo, New York. Smith got his start on radio, which is where he initially created the character of "Howdy Doody." The character quickly moved to television, where the show became a pioneer in children's television programming. "Howdy Doody" ran from 1947 to 1960, airing five times per week during its height. Smith died at the age of 80 on on July 30, 1998.
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