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.
1778: Capt. James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands."
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U.S. Army Signal Corps
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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