On this day: January 17

POSTED: 12:10 PM PST Jan 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 16, 2014 

Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown, Popeye makes his comic strip debut, Muhammad Ali is born, Operation Desert Storm begins, and news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks online, all on this day.

OTD January 17 - Betty White
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1922: Actress Betty White, best known for her television roles as Sue Ann Nivens on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and Rose Nylund on "The Golden Girls," is born in Oak Park, Ill. White is also known for her regular appearances on the game shows "Password" and "Match Game" from the 1950s through the early 1980s and now is a regular on the TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland."

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