As Stephen Colbert joins the ranks of late night TV, take a look back at memorable hosts through the years.
Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show" after Letterman retires in 2015, CBS announced on Thursday. The comedian joins a long list of late night TV hosts through the years. Here are some of the more memorable, both past and present:
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English settlers make their first landing in North America, John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed, an explosion rocks the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, and Lucille Ball dies, all on this day.
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