November 27: Former prime minister VP Singh died in 2008

Bengaluru, Nov 26: Today is Thursday, November 27, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past: [Nov 26: What happened on this day in history]

1382: The French nobility led by Olivier de Clisson crushes Flemish rebels at Flanders.

1852: Death of Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer who is known for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine, an early mechanical general-purpose computer.

1826: Jebediah Smith's team of explorers reaches San Diego, become the first Americans to cross the southwestern part of the continent.

1895: Alfred Nobel signs his last will, which established the Nobel Prize.

1910: Pennsylvania Station opened in New York.

1919: Bulgaria signs peace treaty with Allies at Unequally, France whereby it fixes war reparations and recognise Yugoslavia's independence.

1952: Singer and lyricist Bappi Lahiri was born.

1953: Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies.

1967: US President Lyndon Johnson appoints Robert McNamara as the president of the World Bank.

1970: Pope Paul VI attacked at the Manila airport by a Bolivian painter in disguise.

1973: Gerald R. Ford becomes US Vice-President.

1986: Cricketer Suresh Raina was born.


1999: Helen Clark becomes New Zealand's first elected female prime minister.

2003: US President George W Bush secretly flows to Iraq to spend Thanksgiving with the troops.

2008: Death of former Indian prime minister VP Singh.

2014: Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies in hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic cricket match.

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