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 - Paul Tsongas
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1997: Politician Paul Tsongas, a U.S. senator and representative from Massachusetts and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election, dies of pneumonia and liver failure at the age of 55 in Lowell, Mass.

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