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 - UN Security Council
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1946: The United Nations Security Council holds its first session in London, England. Since that first meeting, the council, which exists in continuous session, has traveled widely, holding meetings in many cities, such as Paris and Addis Ababa, as well as at its current permanent home at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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