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 - USS Houston
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U.S. Navy

1942: The heavy cruiser USS Houston is sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait during World War II with 693 crew members killed, along with HMAS Perth which lost 375 men.

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