Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2017. There are 338 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft. More than 60 nations signed a treaty banning the deploying of nuclear weapons in outer space.
On this date:
— In 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.
— In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.