The Burns’ Centenary Demonstration.

Extracted from the Stonehaven Journal, 27th January, 1859

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This is a quite long, but fascinating account of Stonehaven in 1859 , how Burns’ centenary was celebrated and Burns’ ancestry in the Mearns in general.


Also in 1859


Queen Victoria had been on the throne for 22 years


Oregon became the 33rd State of the USA


Charles Darwin published The Origin Of The Species

Bell Big Ben first activated

Tale of Two Cities published

Billy The Kid was born