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.
1912: English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reach the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there first five weeks earlier. On their return journey, Scott (back row, center) and his four comrades all died from a combination of exhaustion, starvation and extreme cold.
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