Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday 2/26/13

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On this day, February 26, 1993, a bomb exploded in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center in New York City. Six people died and 1,000 were injured by the powerful blast, which also caused the evacuation of thousands of people from the Twin Towers.

Investigators at the bomb scene found a section of a van frame that had been at the center of the blast. The van's vehicle identification number was still visible, leading detectives to the Ryder Rental Agency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Their records indicated that Mohammed Salameh had rented the van and reported it stolen on February 25.

Salameh was already in the FBI's database as a potential terrorist, so agents knew that they had probably found their man. Salameh compounded his mistake by insisting that Ryder return his $400 deposit. When he returned to collect it, the FBI arrested him. A search of his home and records led to two other suspects.

The wealth of evidence resulted in easy convictions, and each of the men was sentenced to 240 years in prison.

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was again attacked, when terrorists linked to Osama bin Ladin and al-Qaida hijacked and flew one jetliner into each tower. Within hours, both towers had collapsed, killing almost 3,000 people. A third jet was crashed into the Pentagon, killing almost two hundred people, including those on board the plane. A fourth hijacked jet, apparently bound for a second target in Washington, D.C., crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers -- aware of the attacks in New York and at the Pentagon -- attempted to wrest control of the plane from the hijackers. All aboard were killed.



1. the act of establishing limits or boundaries
2. a limit or boundary
3. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms)
a.  a strict separation of the kinds of work performed by members of different trade unions
b.  (as modifier) demarcation dispute
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) separation or distinction (often in the phrase line of demarcation)



Jackie Gleason
 Born Feb. 26, 1916
Died June 24, 1987

John Herbert Gleason known professionally as Jackie Gleason was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler (starring Paul Newman) and Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series.

 Born Feb. 26, 1932
Died Sept. 12, 2003

John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll—especially early in his career—and blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, for the "boom-chicka-boom" sound of his Tennessee Three backing band; for a rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; for providing free concerts inside prison walls; and for his dark performance clothing, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black". He traditionally began his concerts with the phrase "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.", followed by his standard "Folsom Prison Blues".

Much of Cash's music echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption, especially in the later stages of his career. His best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black". He also recorded humorous numbers like "One Piece at a Time" and "A Boy Named Sue"; a duet with his future wife, June Carter, called "Jackson"; and railroad songs including "Hey, Porter" and "Rock Island Line".

 Born Feb 26, 1928
Age:   84 years old

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino Jr. is an American R&B and rock and roll pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino's first album, Carry on Rockin', was released under the Imperial imprint, No. 9009, in November 1955 and subsequently reissued as Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino in 1956.

Some of his notable hits were: Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I'm Walkin', Ain't That A Shame, When My Dreamboat Comes Home, Whole Lot Of Loving, Walking To New Orleans, and I Hear You Knocking.

 Born:  Feb. 26, 1887
Died  March 3, 1966

William Clement Frawley was an American stage entertainer, screen and television actor. Although Frawley acted in over 100 films, he is best known for playing landlord Fred Mertz in the situation comedy I Love Lucy, and "Bub" in the TV series My Three Sons.


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