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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 - James Cook
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1778: Capt. James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands."

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