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 - Hartford Civic Center
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Courtesy of LZA investigation report

1978: The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a heavy snowfall just hours after the University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Massachusetts. Nobody was injured and the building was heavily renovated and re-opened on Jan. 17, 1980.

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