1. 1932: Future Music Icon Johnny Cash is Born.
Johnny “JR” Cash was a singer, songwriter, actor and author that was born in the small town of Kingsland, Arkansas back in 1932. Cash is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, and having sold more than 90 million records worldwide he is also one of the best selling music artists in history. The Man in Black was known for his signature low, raspy voice and became wildly popular in the country music scene, though his style was able to cross over into the rock scene as well. Cash was a well-known bad boy and one of the only musicians that was willing to do free concerts in prisons. One of the most famous was the performance in the Folsom City Prison in California.
2. 1993: First Bombing of the World Trade Center
On this day back in 1993, the first bombing of the World Trade Center took place killing six people and leaving as many as 1,000 people injured. The bomb went off in the parking garage, causing thousands of people to evacuate the buildings. An informant reported that a group of Serbians residing in New York were responsible for the bomb but upon surveillance by the FBI determined that the Serbians were a group of jewel thieves. Investigators found remains of a truck frame at the point of explosion and they were able to trace it back to a Ryder Rental truck company in Jersey and according to their records a man by named Mohammed Salameh had rented the truck and reported it stolen on February 25th. Salameh made things worse by showing up at the rental company demanding the $400 deposit for the truck and when he did FBI were there to arrest him. He had 3 accomplices that were later arrested also.
3. 1919: The Grand Canyon and The Grand Tetons become National Parks 10 Years Apart.
Back in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson designated the 800,000 acres known as the Grand Canyon as a National Park, and 10 years later to the day, President Calvin Coolidge designated The Grand Tetons a national park. American geologist John Weasley Powell popularized the term “Grand Canyon” and in 1869 he became the first documented person to travel the gorge in its entirety using the Colorado River in 4 wooden row boats.