On this day: January 18

POSTED: 11:53 AM PST Jan 17, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 17, 2016 

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 - That's What Friends Are For
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1986: A cover version of "That's What Friends are For" recorded by Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder as a benefit for American Foundation for AIDS Research hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song would spend four weeks on top of the chart and make $3 million for the cause.


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