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.
1989: Singer James Brown is sentenced in Georgia to six years in jail in connection with a September 1988 police chase through two states. He would be released in 1991 after serving three years of his sentence.
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