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Did you know that the first Carnegie Library was opened in Dunfermline in August 1883? Millionaire-philanthropist Andre Carnegie emigrated to the USA from that town as a child. His foundation went on to fund 2509 libraries around the world, most in the USA and Britain, but some in places as far flung as Serbia and Fiji.

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Famous Dunfermline people:

Andrew Carnegie
Charles I
David II of Scotland
Dorothy Dunnett
Iain Menzies Banks
James I of Scotland
Joseph Paton
Kenneth Macmillan
Kenneth MacMillan
Peter Mitchell

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Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp. - John Donne
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On this day:
St Brice's Day Massacre - 1002, Battle of Alnwick - 1093, Battle of Turnham Green - 1642, Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715, Caister Lifeboat Disaster - 1901, Ark Royal Torpedoed - 1941, Geoffrey Howes resignation speech - 1990
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