Today in Celtic History on November 30th

St. Andrews Day Patron Saint of Scotland

St. Andrews Day Patron Saint of Scotland

St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated as the feast day of Saint Andrew, who is the patron saint of Scotland.

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John Balliol (Toom Tabard or Turncoat) crowned.

John Balliol (Toom Tabard or Turncoat) crowned.

John Balliol or John de Balliol (c. 1249 – late 1314), known derisively as Toom Tabard (meaning ’empty coat’), was King of Scots from 1292 to 1296.

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Jonathan Swift, poet, satirist and clergyman 1670, born in Dublin

Jonathan Swift, poet, satirist and clergyman 1670, born in Dublin

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, author, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet, and Anglican cleric was born on November 30, 1667, in Dublin, Ireland.

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General Patrick Cleburne is killed in command of his division at a battle in Franklin, Tennessee

General Patrick Cleburne is killed in command of his division at a battle in Franklin, Tennessee

Major-General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (March 16, 1828 – November 30, 1864) was a senior officer in the Confederate States Army who commanded infantry in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

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Worlds first international football (soccer) match, Scotland V England at West of Scotland Cricket Ground

Worlds first international football (soccer) match, Scotland V England at West of Scotland Cricket Ground

The 1872 association football match between the national teams of Scotland and England is officially recognised by FIFA as the sport’s first international.

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Death of Oscar Wilde in Paris

Death of Oscar Wilde in Paris

Oscar Fingal O’Fflahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.

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John Maclean, political activist, Marxist, appointed Bolshevik consul for Scotland by Lenin, died

John Maclean, political activist, Marxist, appointed Bolshevik consul for Scotland by Lenin, died

John Maclean, (24 August 1879 – 30 November 1923) the Scottish political activist and Marxist, was a Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary socialist of the Red Clydeside era.

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Mary G. Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones, died

Mary G. Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones, died

Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, was a prominent Irish born, American labor and community organizer, former schoolteacher, as well as a prominent union leader.

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HMS Vanguard, Britains biggest and last battleship, was launched at Clydebank

HMS Vanguard, Britains biggest and last battleship, was launched at Clydebank

HMS Vanguard was a British fast battleship built during the Second World War and commissioned after the war ended.

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Stone of Destiny, stolen by the English, returned to Scotland, 700 years later

Stone of Destiny, stolen by the English, returned to Scotland, 700 years later

The Stone of Scone (/ˈskuːn/; Scottish Gaelic: An Lia Fàil; Scots: Stane o Scone), also known as the Stone of Destiny, is an oblong block of red sandstone that was used originally in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and, after the 13th century, the coronation of the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.

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