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It happened on a… February 28

2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

1996

Princess Diana agrees to divorce her estranged husband, Prince Charles, calling it the saddest day of her life.

1991

Gulf War ends after Iraq accepts a ceasefire following their retreat from Kuwait.

1984

26th edition of the Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys, a record.

1983

Final TV episode of “M*A*S*H” airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US.

U2 release their third studio album “War” featuring protest song “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.

1977

Ottawa, Ontario, Parliament creates VIA Rail Canada Inc.; Crown corporation to operate passenger rail service.

1952

Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1935

DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

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