01/27/2005: Today in History department:
Today in history:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756.
The sitcom Laverne and Shirley premiered in 1976.
In 1967, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White, II, and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire in the command module of their spacecraft, which was undergoing tests on the launch pad. The spacecraft was then known as Apollo mission AS-204 [ApolloSaturn-204]. At the request of Grissom's widow, the spacecraft was retroactively designated Apollo I. Funeral services were conducted for Grissom, White and Chaffee on January 31, 1967.
Len on 01.27.05 @ 01:44 PM CST