On this day in history

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Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence died on 19 November 1976.

19/11/2017

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Fife artist Sir David Wilkie was born on 18 November 1785.

18/11/2017

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John Balliol's claim to the Scottish throne was officially recognised by England's King Edward I on 17 November ...

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Outlaw James Macpherson was hanged at Banff on 16 November 1700 for cattle and sheep stealing.

16/11/2017

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The Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland from Westminster Abbey on 15 November 1996.

15/11/2017

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On 14 November 1770, Scottish explorer James Bruce claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile in Ethiopia. ...

14/11/2017

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Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was born on 13 ...

13/11/2017

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Edinburgh University admitted female medical students for the first time on 12 November 1869.

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On 11 November 1918, representatives of the Allied forces and Germany signed the Armistice, marking the end of ...

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Journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley found the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone on 10 November 1871. ...

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The Royal Yacht Britannia left John Brown's shipyard on Clydebank to begin her speed trials on 9 November 1953.

09/11/2017

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Playwright Allan Ramsay opened Scotland's first public theatre at Carrubber's Close in Edinburgh.

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