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On this day: January 18

POSTED: 11:53 AM PST Jan 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 17, 2013 

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 - Curly Howard
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1952: Actor and comedian Curly Howard (right), best known as a member of the slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges, dies of a massive cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 48 in San Gabriel, Calif. Howard was born Jerome Lester Horwitz in 1903.

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