Denmark Vesey's slave rebellion in South Carolina is thwarted.
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012.
Human rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated on Feb. 21, 1965.
Quincy Jones hosts an episode of Saturday Night Live.
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album is inducted into Guinness Book of World Records on Feb. 7, 1984.
Singer, songwriter and performer Natalie Cole was born on February 6, 1950 in Los Angeles.