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 - U2
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1983: The album "War" by U2 is released. The third album by the Irish rock group, it would debut at No. 1 in the UK, and its first single, "New Year's Day," was the band's first hit outside Ireland or the UK. The album, which also featured the song "Sunday Bloody Sunday," would reach No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and became their first Gold-certified album in America.

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