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.
1957: Three Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses land at March Air Force Base near Riverside, California, becoming the first aircraft to circle the world nonstop. The bombers circled the globe in 45 hours and 19 minutes, using in-flight refueling to stay aloft.
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