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 - Elizabeth Blackwell
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National Institutes of Health

1849: Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her medical degree by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.

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