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Scottish surgeon Robert Knox died on 20 December 1862.

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Edinburgh scientist Balfour Stewart died on 19 December 1887, during a journey from Scotland to his country ...

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On 18 December 1661, the SS Elizabeth was lost off the coast of Burntisland, along with her cargo of Scottish ...

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Glasgow scientist Lord Kelvin, after whom the Kelvin unit of temperature was named, died on 17 December 1907 at ...

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Singer Karl Denver was born in Springburn, Glasgow on 16 December 1932.

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King James V, father of Mary Queen of Scots, died on 14 December 1542.

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Scottish industrialist Thomas Blake Glover died on 13 December 1911, at the age of 73.

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Anne of Denmark, mother of King Charles I, was born on 12 December 1574.

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Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh died on 10 December 1928.

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Malcolm IV, King of Scotland, died at Jedburgh on 9 December 1165.

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Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace on 8 December 1542.

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Saint Columba, founder of the monastery at Iona, was born on 7 December 521AD.

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