Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
1940: The game of basketball is televised for the first time, with NBC broadcasting a game between Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden. Pitt won the game 57–37.
National Archives and Records Administration
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