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 - Lawrence Tierney
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2002: Actor Lawrence Tierney, best known for movies such as "Dillinger," "Born to Kill," "The Greatest Show on Earth," "Tough Guys Don't Dance" and "Reservoir Dogs," dies of pneumonia at the age of 82 in Los Angeles, Calif.

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