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.
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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