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On this day: February 26

Published On: Feb 25 2013 01:02:15 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The Grand Canyon becomes a national park, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album hits No. 1, a truck bomb explodes under the World Trade Center, and teenager Trayvon Martin is shot and killed, all on this day.

OTD February 26 - World Trade Center bombing
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1993: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring more than 1,000 people. A total of six people, including mastermind Ramzi Yousef, would eventually be convicted in the attack and sentenced to life in prison.

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