The Dedication of the Churches of Saints Peter and Paul, at Rome. Saints Alphæus, Zachæus, Romanus, and Barulas, martyrs, about 304. St Odo, abbot of Cluni, confessor, 942.
Born. – Pierre Bayle, celebrated critic and controversial writer, author of Dictionnaire Historique et Critique, 1647, Carla-en-Comté, Foix; Sir David Wilkie, painter, 1785, Manse of Cults, Fifeshire.
Died. – Jacob Böhme, or Böhm, celebrated mystical writer, 1624, Alt-Seidenberg, Upper Lusatia; Professor Edward Forbes, eminent naturalist, 1854, Edinburgh.
On this Day in Other Sources.
The Governor, by the advice of Parliament, appointed commissioners to treat with the dowager Queen, and her nobles, for the adjustment of differences. This measure produced a convention of both parties, at Stirling on the 18th of November ; when an agreement was concluded, for annulling the proceedings against the Governor; and for giving indemnity to the persons, who were engaged with the Queen mother, in those measures, for suspending the Governor. This proceeding was duly ratified, in the Parliament of February 1552. Thus divided was the nation, during the Queen’s infancy, when there ought to have been the greatest unanimity, from every consideration of prudence, and motive of policy.
– Life of Mary, pp.9-15.
Nov. 18 . – ‘… in the morning was seen a star northward, very bright and clear, in the constellation of Cassiopeia, at the back of her chair; which, with three chief fixed stars of the said constellation, made a geometrical figure lozenge-wise, of the learned men called rhombus. This star, at the first appearing, seemed bigger than Jupiter, and not much less than Venus when she seemeth greatest… the said star never changed his1 place… and so continued (by little and little appearing less) the space of sixteen months; at what time it was so small, that rather thought, by exercise of oft viewing, might imagine the place, than any eye could judge the presence of the same.’ – Holinshead.
– Domestic Annals, pp.56-80.
1 The word its did not then exist, and writers were forced to use either his or her instead.
The 18th day of November, , the King, by his proclamation, commanded that all of the surname of Ruthven should change their surnames, and that none of them should approach nearer his person or court than 10 miles, under the pain of treason.
– Historical Works, pp.340-416.
Nov. 18 . – ‘About the midst of November, there appeared a prodigious comet in the morning, in the north-east, broad, and stretching with a large tail towards the north-west. It appeared fine and clear some few days in the beginning, and after became more dim and obscure, and vanished away at last in the north. This comet by appearance portended the wars of Germany, which began not long after, and continueth yet to this hour.’ – Cal.
Dr Bembridge, ‘a very profound and learned mathematician,’ obliged the king with an account of this comet. He told him it was as far above the moon as the moon is above the earth, and not less than 2,300,000 English miles! Rushworth speaks of it as followed by, first, the Bohemian wars, then the German and Swedish, &c. ‘Dr Bembridge observed it to be vertical to London, and to pass over it in the morning; so it gave England and Scotland in their civil wars a sad wipe with its tail.’ – Foun. Hist. Ob.
This notable comet was observed in Silesia, Rome, and Ispahan [in Iran]. From Skipton’s observations, Halley afterwards computed its orbit.
– Domestic Annals, pp.177-227.
1081. Minute Book of the Incorporation of Gardeners from 18th November, 1626, to 29th November, 1688.
– Memorial Catalogue, Gallery 4.
[Archibald Douglas’] son, the second Earl of Forfar, acted as Brigadier General at the battle of Sherriff-muir, 18th November, 1715, where he received a shot in his knee, and sixteen other wounds.
– Select Views, pp.47-52.
Winston Churchill in Glasgow. November 18, 1922, entitled,
“CURIOUS ELECTION INCIDENTS: THE TOUCH OF THE UNEXPECTED.”
PHOTOGRAPHS BY TOPICAL, KEYSTONE VIEW CO., C.N., SPORT AND GENERAL, AND PHOTOPRESS.
The caption under the 2nd picture down on the left reads,
“SPEAKING WHILE SEATED OWING TO HIS RECENT OPERATION: MR CHURCHILL ADDRESSING 4000 PEOPLE AT DUNDEE, WHERE HE WAS AFTERWARDS SHOUTED DOWN BY SOCIALIST INTERRUPTERS.”
That under the picture it the right of the latter reads,
“FROM NURSING HOME TO PLATFORM: MR CHURCHILL CARRIED IN A CHAIR BY DUNDEE SUPPORTERS.”
The article text relating to these pictures reads,
“Mr. Churchill at Dundee also provided an uncommon episode by making a long speech sitting (for the most part) in an arm-chair, owing to his recent operation for appendicitis. The meeting we illustrate was that in the Caird Hall on November 11. At a later meeting of his on the 13th, in the Drill Hall, he was shouted down by Socialist interrupters, and the proceedings broke up.”
NOVEMBER 18TH 1972 – SUB OFFICER ADRIAN MCGILL
WHO DIED SAVING A MEMBER OF THE
PUBLIC AT A FIRE IN MARYHILL ROAD