On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 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 - Salvador Dali
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1989: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work, including his best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory," which features melting pocket watches, dies of heart failure at the age of 84 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

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