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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 13: This Day in Black History  was originally published on

1. The Renaissance

The Renaissance

1923: The first Black pro Basketball team “The Renaissance” was organized on this day. (Photo: The Urban Daily)

2. The Miracles

The Miracles

1960: ‘Shop Around’ by the Miracles was the #1 R&B song this day.

3. Joseph L. Searles III

Joseph L. Searles III

1970: Joseph L. Searles III became the first African American floor member and broker to the New York Stock Exchange on this day. (Photo: AP)

4. Prince Michael Jackson

Prince Michael Jackson

1997: Michael Jackson’s first son was born, Prince Michael Jackson.

5. Ray Charles

Ray Charles

2005: The 47th Grammy Awards were dedicated in the memory of Ray Charles. He posthumously won five Grammy Awards while his album, Genius Loves Company, won a total of eight.