On this day: February 28

Published On: Feb 26 2013 09:54:06 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2016 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 - Mercedes Ruehl
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1948: Actress Mercedes Ruehl, best known for her Oscar-winning role in "The Fisher King," as well as roles in other movies such as "Married to the Mob," "Lost in Yonkers" and "Last Action Hero," is born in Queens, New York.

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