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 - James Earl Jones
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1931: Actor James Earl Jones, known for voicing Darth Vader in the "Star Wars" movie series and Mufasa in "The Lion King," and for roles in movies such as "The Great White Hope," "Conan the Barbarian" and "Field of Dreams," is born in Arkabutla, Miss.

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