On this day in history

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George Brown, founder of the Toronto Globe and one of the Fathers of Confederation, was born on 29 November 1818 ...

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The Battle of Rullion Green took place on 28 November 1666. ...

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The first deaths from what would become the world's worst outbreak of E Coli were announced on 27 November 1996. ...

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John Loudon McAdam, inventor of the tarmac road surfacing method, died on 26 November 1836.

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John Knox, a leader of the Scottish Reformation, died on 24 November 1572 in Edinburgh. Knox was a learned ...

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Scottish author and historian Nigel Tranter OBE was born on 23 November 1909 in Glasgow.

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Mary of Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots, was born on 22 November 1515. ...

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Scottish poet James Hogg, the 'Ettrick Shepherd', died on 21 November 1835. ...

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James Bruce, the 8th Lord Elgin, died on 20 November 1863.

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

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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.

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