On this day in 1165 William I, “The Lion,” was crowned at Scone.
On December 17 1907 the great scientist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, died
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,/Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
On this day in 1865 “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll is published in America.
November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this day in 1976 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect, died
The Flowers of the Forest, that foucht aye the foremost,
The prime o’ our land are cauld in the clay.
On this day in 1688 William of Orange landed in southwest England. Protestant statesmen had invited William to come to Britain and rule in place of the Catholic James II.
Witches, ghouls, things that go bump in the night, here’s Tam o’ Shanter to gie you a fright.
On this day in 1740 James Boswell, the biographer, diarist and travel writer was born in Edinburgh.