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)