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On this day: November 27

Published On: Nov 27 2012 12:35:37 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 27 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 27 - Penny Ann Early
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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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