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 - Frisbee
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Connecticut State Library

1957: Wham-O begins producing its newly acquired toy, the Pluto Platter. The company would rename the toy the Frisbee in June 1957 in a move to stimulate sales of the flying disc. The toy's original inventor, Fred Morrison, is seen here promoting his Pluto Platter in the 1950s.

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