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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 blackamericaweb.com

1. Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

Duke Ellington & his Orchestra

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

2. The Marcels

The Marcels

1961: The Marcels recorded ‘Blue Moon’ on this day. The record reached number one on the Billboard Pop chart for three weeks and number one on the R&B chart. It also peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart. The Marcels’ version of “Blue Moon” sold a million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. (Photo: YouTube)