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 - Johnny Carson
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2005: Late night talk show host Johnny Carson, best known for the 30 years he spent as host of "The Tonight Show," dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at the age of 79 in West Hollywood, Calif.

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