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On this day: November 26

Today’s birthdays

Tina Turner (pictured), singer, 80

John McVie, Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist, 74

Des Walker, former footballer, 54

DJ Khaled, music producer, 43

Natasha Bedingfield, singer, 38

Trevor Morgan, actor, 33

Rita Ora, singer, 29

It happened today…

1607: John Harvard (statue pictured), founder of Harvard University, was born in London.

1864: Charles Dodgson presented a little girl called Alice Liddell with a story she had inspired him to write. It was called Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, which later became Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and was published under Dodgson’s pen name Lewis Carroll.

1922: Howard Carter and the Earl of Carnarvon became the first men to see inside the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun near Luxor, Egypt, since it was sealed more than 3,000 years before.

1942: The film Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered at the Hollywood Theatre in New York.

1968: Rock group Cream — Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker — played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Cream team: Jack Bruce Ginger Baker snd Eric Clapton, left to right PICTURES: REX

1983: Gold bars worth £25million were stolen from the Brinks Mat security warehouse at Heathrow Airport.

2018: A Chinese researcher claimed he had helped to make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

Quote of the day

‘Everything that’s good that happens in your life is born of everything that has happened in the past’ — comedian Tim Minchin (pictured)

Thought for the day

‘People think my life has been tough, but I think it has been a wonderful journey. The older you get, the more you realise it’s not what happens, but how you deal with it’ — Birthday lady Tina Turner