On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.

OTD January 23 - USS Pueblo
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U.S. Navy

1968: North Korea seizes the Navy intelligence research ship USS Pueblo, claiming the ship had violated their territorial waters while spying. Two U.S. sailors were killed in the incident and the remaining 82 crew members were taken hostage as prisoners of war for 11 months before being released. The Pueblo is still held by North Korea today, moored as a museum ship in Pyongyang, and officially remains a commissioned vessel of the U.S. Navy.

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