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 - Anton Chekhov
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1904: "The Cherry Orchard," the last play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, premieres at the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. Less than six months later Chekhov died of tuberculosis at the age of 44.

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