On this day: January 18

Published: Jan 17 2013 02:53:01 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 18 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - SOPA blackout
1 / 42
Wikipedia

2012: The English Wikipedia, Reddit and an estimated 7,000 other smaller websites coordinate a service blackout to raise awareness against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). The protests were based on concerns that the bills, intended to fight copyright infringement arising outside the United States, contained measures that could harm online freedom of speech, websites and Internet communities.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Lamborghini Countach

    Oli Scarff/Getty Images

    6 of the sexiest Lamborghinis ever

    With the announcement of Lamborghini's planned SUV, take a look back at some of the Italian automaker's most shockingly creative vehicles.

On this Day

  • Fall of Constantinople, 1453

    Public domain

    On this day: May 29

    Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.