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 - Charles Durning
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1923: Actor Charles Durning, best known for his roles in movies such as "The Sting," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Tootsie," "To Be or Not to Be" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," is born in Highland Falls, N.Y. Durning earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in "To Be or Not to Be" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." He died of natural causes at age 89 on Dec. 24, 2012.

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