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.
1977: Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a nearly 10-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.
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