On this day: January 18

Published On: Jan 17 2013 01:53:01 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2015 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 - Oliver Hardy
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1892: Actor and comedian Oliver Hardy, one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, is born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia. He died on Aug. 7, 1957, at age 65 after suffering two strokes earlier in the month.

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