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 - Meriwether Lewis
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2001: U.S. President Bill Clinton posthumously promotes Meriwether Lewis, one of the leaders of the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, from lieutenant to captain.

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