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.
1932: Country music singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, whose best-known songs included "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring of Fire," "Jackson," "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black," is born in Kingsland, Ark. He died of complications from diabetes at age 71 on Sept. 12, 2003.
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