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 - Bernadette Peters
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1948: Actress and singer Bernadette Peters, one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, who has also starred in movies such as "The Jerk," "Silent Movie," "Pennies from Heaven" and "Annie," is born in Queens, New York. Peters has received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two, and nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three. She also won a Golden Globe in 1982 for her role in "Pennies from Heaven."


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