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.
1987: The Tower Commission investigating the Iran-Contra affair rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff, some of whom had secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.
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