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.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, will be held February 22-25, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Investigators continue to piece together the death of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Samuel Colt patents his revolver, the first black U.S. senator takes his seat, Muhammad Ali wins his first heavyweight title, and Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines, all on this day.