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On every single day of Black History Month this February, we will provide you with a daily fact that occurred on the same day in a past year in history.
Today’s Black History Month facts focus on Muhammad Ali and R. Kelly.
- On this day in 1998, R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” won 3 Grammys.
- On this day in 1989, Mike Tyson won the heavyweight title.
- On this day in 1987, NAACP leader Edward Daniel Nixon died.
- On this day in 1975, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad died.
- On this day in 1964, Muhammad Ali became heavyweight champion.