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On this day: January 18

Published On: Jan 17 2013 01:53:01 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Three B-52s become the first aircraft to circle the globe non-stop, Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier, "The Jeffersons" premieres, and Jim Thorpe gets his Olympic medals back, all on this day.

OTD January 18 - Ray Dolby
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Dolby Laboratories

1933: Engineer Ray Dolby, the creator of the Dolby noise reduction system and a co-inventor of video tape recording, is born in Portland, Ore. He died of leukemia at age 80 on Sept. 12, 2013.

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