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