On this day in history

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

On 5 December 1560, Francis II of France, the first husband of Mary Queen of Scots, died following an ear ...

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Scottish poet and author William Drummond died on 4 December 1649.

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Author Robert Louis Stevenson died on 3 December 1894 in Samoa, at the age of 44.

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Mary Slessor, missionary and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 2 December 1848 in Aberdeen. ...

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On 1 December 1787, Scotland's first modern lighthouse, at Fraserburgh, was lit for the first time.

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Scottish socialist John Maclean, one of the leaders of the 'Red Clydeside' era died on 30 November 1923.

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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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