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 15: This Day in Black History was originally published on

1. Brian Holland

Brian Holland

1941: Brian Holland (center) was born on this day in Detroit, MI. He is a songwriter and record producer and best known as a member of Holland–Dozier–Holland. (Tumblr)

2. Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

1941: ‘Take the A Train’ was recorded by Duke Ellington & his orchestra.