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 26: This Day in Black History was originally published on

1. Fats Domino

Fats Domino

1928: Fats Domino was born on this day. He is a singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, inductee into the Rock/Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Medal of Arts. (Retna)