On this day: January 17

POSTED: 12:10 PM PST Jan 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 16, 2016 

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 - Steve Earle
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1955: Singer-songwriter and actor Steve Earle, who began his career as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, and broke through with his 1986 album "Guitar Town," is born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. He has also appeared in the HBO drama series "The Wire" and "Treme" and has written a novel, a play and a book of short stories.


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