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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 - Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan Library

1987: The Tower Commission investigating the Iran-Contra affair rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff, some of whom had secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.

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