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 - John Tyler
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1862: John Tyler, who became the 10th president of the United States in 1841 after President William Henry Harrison died one month into his term, dies at the age of 71 in Richmond, Va., from what is now believed to have been a stroke.

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