2009: Former running back and kick returner, Eddie Ayers, for UCLA (1973-75) who played on the school’s 1976 Rose Bowl championship team that defeated No. 1 Ohio State passed away on this day. He was 54. (Photo: AP)
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.