Today in history: India's constitution comes into effect, world's largest diamond found, and more

Here's what happened today in history

1788

Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove

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1905

The world's largest diamond is found in South Africa

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1926

John Logie Baird gives first public demonstration of television in London

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1950

The Constitution of India comes into effect

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2020

Basketball star Kobe Bryant & his daughter dies in helicopter crash

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