Feb. 28: Michael Jackson Wins 8 GRAMMYs in 3 HoursOn Feb. 28, 1984, Michael Jackson won an astounding eight GRAMMY Awards for his best-selling album Thriller.
Feb. 22: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Win First Rap GRAMMYOn Feb. 22, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first-ever Hip-Hop/Rap GRAMMY.
Feb. 21: Malcolm X Is Assassinated at the Audobon Ballroom.On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.
Feb. 17: Michael Jordan & Black Panther Party Founder Huey Newton are BornOn Feb. 17, Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was born in Monroe, La. and Michael Jordan was born in New York.
Feb 16: Wilt Chamberlain is the First NBA Player to Score 30,000 PointsOn Feb. 16, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain made history becoming the first NBA player to score 30,000 points
Feb. 15: Leon Spinks Defeats Muhammad Ali for Heavyweight ChampionshipOn Feb. 15, 1978, Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship, which became the biggest upset in boxing history.
Feb. 13: Rube Foster Founded the Negro Baseball LeagueOn Feb. 13, 1920, Rube Foster founded the Negro Baseball League.
Feb. 11: Nelson Mandela Gets Released From Prison After 27 YearsOn Feb. 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison after 27 years.
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