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 - George Bancroft
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Library of Congress

1891: American historian and statesman George Bancroft, who established the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, during his tenure as U.S. secretary of the Navy, dies at the age of 90 in Washington, D.C. Bancroft was also prominent in promoting secondary education both in his home state of Massachusetts and at the national level.


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