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 - Roget
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1779: Lexicographer Peter Mark Roget, best known for publishing, in 1852, the "Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases" that would eventually bear his name as "Roget's Thesaurus," is born in London, England.

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