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 - Michael Bolton
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1953: Singer-songwriter Michael Bolton, known for such soft rock hits as "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" and "When a Man Loves a Woman," is born in New Haven, Conn.

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