On this day: October 23

Posted: 2:20 PM EDT Oct 22, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 23, 2015

The Smurfs are born, the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut are hit by a truck bomb, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected, and the iPod is introduced, all on this day.

OTD October 23 - Turkey earthquake
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2011: A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 604 people and injuring more than 4,000.

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