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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 - Zooey Deschanel
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1980: Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel, known for her roles in movies such as "Elf," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and "(500) Days of Summer" and for the TV sitcom "New Girl," is born in Los Angeles, Calif. She is also one half of the indie music duo She & Him with singer-songwriter M. Ward.

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