On This Day In History, 26 November

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World Events Today

  • India, became a sovereign democratic republic today in 1949
  • France launched its first satellite today in 1965, originally called A-1, it was later renamed Asterix, after the popular French comic character
  • The Brink’s Mat robbery took place today in 1983, 26 million pounds worth of gold, diamonds, and cash, were taken from a warehouse near Heathrow Airport, much of it went unrecovered

Entertainment Events Today

  • The National Hockey League, the NHL, was founded today in 1917
  • The romantic drama movie Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, was released today in 1942
  • The British punk rock band, The Sex Pistols, released their first single, Anarchy in the UK, today in 1976

Family Events Today

  • Charles Monroe Schulz, the American cartoonist and creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, was born today in 1922 in Minnesota
  • Anna Mae Bullock, better known as the American singer, songwriter, Tina Turner, was born today in 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee
  • Frank Davidson Fraser, better known as the English gangster Mad Frankie Fraser, who spent almost half his life in prison, died today in 2014 aged 90

Main Event Today

  • The final Concorde flight flew out from London Heathrow into the Bay of Biscay today in 2003, it landed back at Filton Airport in Bristol

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cake Day

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