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Feb. 28: Michael Jackson Wins 8 GRAMMYs in 3 Hours

On Feb. 28, 1984, Michael Jackson won an astounding eight GRAMMY Awards for his best-selling album Thriller.


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Feb. 22: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince Win First Rap GRAMMY

On Feb. 22, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first-ever Hip-Hop/Rap GRAMMY.


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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.


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Feb. 17: Michael Jordan & Black Panther Party Founder Huey Newton are Born

On 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.


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Feb 16: Wilt Chamberlain is the First NBA Player to Score 30,000 Points

On Feb. 16, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain made history becoming the first NBA player to score 30,000 points


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Feb. 15: Leon Spinks Defeats Muhammad Ali for Heavyweight Championship

On Feb. 15, 1978, Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship, which became the biggest upset in boxing history.


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Feb. 13: Rube Foster Founded the Negro Baseball League

On Feb. 13, 1920, Rube Foster founded the Negro Baseball League.


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Feb. 11: Nelson Mandela Gets Released From Prison After 27 Years

On Feb. 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison after 27 years.


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DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate [Video]

On April 14, WPGC celebrated the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation  Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. The debate was [photogallerylink id=54536]moderated by BET News’ TJ Holmes. WPGC’s Guy Lambert was there […]


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Black History Month Fast Facts: Josephine Baker

All month long in February, we’re celebrating Black History Month!  [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Josephine Baker[/lastfm] was an American dancer/singer/actress who found immense, and sometimes scandalous, notoriety after she became a French expatriate. But it wasn’t all for […]