Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

February 7: This Day in Black History was originally published on

1. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

1994: The 21st Annual American Music Awards were held on this day and Whitney Houston was the big winner of the night, taking home eight awards. (Photo: AP)

2. Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake

1883: Composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime and jazz music, Eubie Blake, was born this day in Baltimore. He along with Noble Sissle created ‘Shuffle Along’ and was the first musical written and performed by African Americans. It opened on Broadway in 1921. (Photo: YouTube)