On this day: February 26

Published On: Feb 25 2013 01:02:15 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2016 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 - Cornell Gunter
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1990: R&B singer Cornell Gunter of The Coasters is shot and killed in his car in Las Vegas at the age of 53. Gunter, who was also an original member of The Platters, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of The Coasters in 1987.

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