26 January It Happened Today


1828  The Duke of Wellington becomes British prime minister.

1871  The Rugby Football Union is formed in London.

1905  A world record 3106 carat diamond is discovered in South Africa. It is named the Cullinan diamond.

1908  Birth of the French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

1947  Prince Gustav of Sweden is killed in an air crash.

1973  Death of American actor Edward G Robinson.



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