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.
1977: The Eagles' single "Hotel California" is released. The song, which would become one of the band's most iconic songs, would eventually reach No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and win a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
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