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.
1928: Musician and singer-songwriter Fats Domino, who had 35 Top 40 American hits, including "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill," "I'm Walkin'" and "I Want to Walk You Home," is born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. in New Orleans, La.
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