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 blackamericaweb.com
1. 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)