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On this day: January 23

POSTED: 02:26 PM PST Jan 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 22, 2014 

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 - Chesley Sullenberger
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1951: Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot who captained US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York City in 2009, is born in Denison, Texas.

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