Historical Events for 26th November 2018

1741 – French and Beiers army occupies Prague
1825 – 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))
1847 – Alfred de Mussets “Un Caprice” premieres in Paris
1941 – Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
1956 – USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, and loses his medal, it sinks
1983 – World’s greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink’s-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
1984 – John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million
1985 – 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
1992 – Sir Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist who developed widely-used techniques for DNA fingerprinting, becomes honorary freeman of the city of Leicester
2011 – 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn

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