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 - Patrick Purdy
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1989: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, Calif., killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.

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