On this day: February 28

Published On: Feb 26 2013 09:54:06 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD February 28 - Henry James
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1916: Writer Henry James, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism and the author of novels such as "The Portrait of a Lady," "The Turn of the Screw," "The Wings of the Dove" and "The Ambassadors," dies at the age of 72 in London, England.

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