On this day: January 17

POSTED: 12:10 PM PST Jan 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 16, 2015 

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 - Meriwether Lewis
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2001: U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes Meriwether Lewis, one of the leaders of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, from lieutenant to captain.


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