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WED­NES­DAY, FE­BRU­ARY 28, 2018

To­day is the 59th day of 2018 and the 70th day of win­ter.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1935, Dupont sci­en­tist Wal­lace Carothers in­vented ny­lon.

In 1993, fed­eral agents raided the Branch Da­vid­ian cult com­pound in Waco, Texas.

In 1997, two heav­ily armed and ar­mored bank rob­bers were killed in a shootout with po­lice on the streets of North Hol­ly­wood.

In 2013, Pope Bene­dict XVI be­came the first Catholic pope to re­sign since 1415.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAYS: Vin­cente Min­nelli (1903-1986), film di­rec­tor; Mil­ton Can­iff (1907-1988), car­toon­ist; Frank Gehry (1929- ), ar­chi­tect; Mario An­dretti (1940- ), race car driver; Ber­nadette Peters (1948- ), ac­tress; Paul Krugman (1953- ), colum­nist/no­bel lau­re­ate; John Tur­turro (1957- ), ac­tor; Pat Mon­a­han (1969- ), singer-song­writer; Lemony Snicket (Daniel Han­dler) (1970- ), au­thor; Eric Lin­dros (1973- ), hockey player; Ja­son Aldean (1977- ), singer­song­writer.

TO­DAY’S FACT: The 2 1/2-hour se­ries fi­nale of “M.A.S.H.,” which was watched by 60.2 per­cent of U.S. Tv-own­ing house­holds, re­mains the high­est-rated TV se­ries fi­nale in his­tory, with a 77 per­cent share of the Nielsen rat­ings dur­ing its orig­i­nal air­ing on this day in 1983.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 1967, Wilt Cham­ber­lain of the Philadel­phia 76ers missed a shot for the first time in four games, end­ing his Nba-record streak of con­sec­u­tive field goals at 35.

TO­DAY’S QUOTE: “It is one of life’s bit­ter­est truths that bed­time so of­ten ar­rives just when things are re­ally get­ting in­ter­est­ing.” — Lemony Snicket, “The Grim Grotto”

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 51 — days that the 1993 Branch Da­vid­ian stand­off in Waco, Texas, lasted.

TO­DAY’S MOON: Between first quar­ter moon (Feb. 23) and full moon (March 1).

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