On this day in history

Discover what happened on any day of the year with our daily history guides.

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

21/11/2018

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

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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 ...

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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.

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

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