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.
1977: Carole King's "Tapestry" sets a record for a female solo artist with the 302nd week it spends on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, nearly six years after its release. Its stay at No. 1 on the chart for 15 consecutive weeks in 1971 also gave it the record for the most weeks at No. 1 by a female solo artist for more than 40 years until surpassed by Adele's "21" in 2012.
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