On this day: February 28

POSTED: 07:54 PM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 27, 2016 

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 - Arthur Schlesinger
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2007: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. dies of a heart attack at the age of 89 in Manhattan, New York. Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President John F. Kennedy from 1961 to 1963 and later wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration titled "A Thousand Days." He also actively supported the presidential campaign of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, which ended with Kennedy's assassination in Los Angeles. Schlesinger wrote the biography "Robert Kennedy and His Times" several years later. He won Pulitzers for "A Thousand Days" and his 1946 book "The Age of Jackson."


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