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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 - Luftwaffe
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1935: Adolf Hitler signs a secret decree authorizing the re-formation of the Luftwaffe, Germany's air force, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

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