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Today is Sunday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2002 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 27. Three American astronauts -- ?Gus? Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee -- died when fire broke out aboard the Apollo-1 spacecraft during a launch simulation at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on this date in 1967.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Jan. 21.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Edward Alvin White (born April 4, 1947 in La Mesa, California) is a former American football player. After retiring from football, White has worked as a coach and artist.

He graduated from Indio High School in Indio, California. In college, White played for the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears (1966-68) as a lineman and was selected a consensus All-American player in 1968.

White began his professional football career with the Minnesota Vikings after being drafted in the second round of the 1969 AFL/NFL draft. Before the 1978 season, he was traded to the San Diego Chargers, with whom he played until 1985 when he retired after 17 years and 241 games. Mainly used at offensive guard, he was selected to the Pro Bowl four times. He played as an offensive lineman for the Chargers in 1983, 1984, and 1985.

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