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 - Gary Gilmore
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Clark County Prosecutor's Office

1977: Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a nearly 10-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.

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