On this day: January 18

Published On: Jan 17 2013 01:53:01 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2016 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 - Jim Thorpe
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1983: The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic gold medals to his family. Thorpe won the medals in the pentathlon and the decathlon at the 1912 games, but they were stripped after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics.

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