On this day: February 28

POSTED: 07:54 PM PST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 27, 2014 

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 - North Hollywood shootout
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1997: In what will become known as the North Hollywood shootout, two heavily armed and armored bank robbers and Los Angeles police officers fire more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition following a robbery of a Bank of America branch. Both suspects, Larry Phillips Jr. and Emil Matasareanu, were killed in the shootout and 11 police officers and seven civilians were injured.


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