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 - 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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