It really is a weekend of famous Scottish birthdays! Today in 1835, Andrew Carnegie, one of the riches men in the history of civilisation and Scotland's (and perhaps the world's) most famous ever philanthropist was born in Dunfermiline in Fife. Happy birthday Andrew Carnegie!
Here's a little info from Wikipedia's entry about the truly great Scot.
"Carnegie gave most of his money to establish many libraries, schools, and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Scotland and other countries, as well as a pension fund for former employees. Carnegie started as a telegrapher and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges and oil derricks. He built further wealth as a bond salesman raising money for American enterprise in Europe. Carnegie once gave $25,000 to Speaker of the House David B. Henderson to erect a library on the campus of Upper Iowa University in his name"
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