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.
1949: "The Goldbergs," the first sitcom on American television, airs for the first time. The show, which got it start as a radio show from 1929 to 1946, followed the home life of a Jewish family living in The Bronx, New York. It would air on and off on several different stations and in syndication through 1956 for a total of 71 episodes.
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