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.
1964: "I Want To Hold Your Hand" enters the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 45. The first Beatles' song to catch on in the U.S., it would hit No. 1 on Feb. 1 and hold that spot for seven weeks before being replaced by "She Loves You."
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