On this day: January 23

Posted: 5:26 PM EST Jan 22, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Jan 23, 2015

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 - Ernie Banks
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2015: Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks, who played shortstop and second base for the Chicago Cubs from 1953 through 1971, dies of a heart attack at age 83 in Chicago. Banks, who won the National League MVP award in 1958 and 1959, finished his career with 512 home runs, and his 277 homers as a shortstop were the most ever at the time of his retirement.

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