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.
1. Orville ‘Hoppy’ Jones of the Ink Spots
1902: Original member of the Ink Spots, Orville ‘Hoppy’ Jones (2nd from left) was born on this day in Chicago, IL and passed away in 1944 in New York City. (Photo: YouTube)
2. Joe Louis
1941: Joe Louis knocked out Gus Dorazio in two for heavyweight boxing title.(Photo: Tumblr)
3. Wilt Chamberlain
1962: Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis. (Photo: Tumblr)
4. Civil Rights Act
1964: US House of Reps accepted Law on the civil rights. (Photo: Tumblr)
5. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1968: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opened.
6. Ja Rule & Ashanit
2002: ‘Always On Time’ by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.