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November 30 in Scottish HistoryOn November 30 1292 John Balliol was crowned King of Scotland. Balliol was the King to be crowned on the Stone of Destiny. Known as 'Toom Tabard', meaning empty coat, Balliol was seen as a puppet of Edward I of England. Edward had been chosen as an independent judge to select the new Scots king after the death of Alexander III. However, he chose Balliol in the belief that he would be most pliable in his attempts at gaining overlordship of Scotland.
On this day in 1923, John Maclean, the Marxist political activist died. Maclean was a prominent Red Clydesider, serving six months in prison for his beliefs, and was appointed the official Bolshevik consul for Scotland by Lenin.
Today in 1872 saw the world's first international football match, between Scotland and England played at West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Glasgow. Four England v Scotland matches had already been played at the Oval, Kennington. However, they had been played by Scots resident in London, and as such were not regarded as official. The final score was 0-0.