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On this day: January 17

Published On: Jan 16 2013 02:10:25 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 17 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Virginia Mayo
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2005: Actress Virginia Mayo, Warner Brothers biggest box office money maker in the late 1940s, dies of pneumonia and complications of congestive heart failure at age 84 in Los Angeles, Calif. Mayo got her start in vaudeville and is best known for a series of comedic films with Danny Kaye. She also appeared alongside Bob Hope in "The Princess and the Pirate," with James Cagney in "White Heat" (pictured), and in William Wyler's Best Picture Oscar-winner "The Best Years of Our Lives."

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