On this day: January 23

Published: Jan 22 2013 05:26:32 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 23 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Jack LaLanne
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2011: American fitness and nutritional expert Jack LaLanne, who is sometimes called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero," dies of pneumonia at the age of 96 in Morro Bay, California.

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