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On this day in history - The One o Clock Gun in Edinburgh was fired for the first time

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The One O'Clock Gun was fired for the first time in Edinburgh on 26 January 1861. The gun was created to complement a time ball on Nelson's Monument, which proved of no use in foggy conditions. The original gun took four men to fire and was connected to the Royal Observatory's clock by a 4,000 foot electric cable.

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