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.