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Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was crowned queen on 12 May 1937, alongside her husband, ...

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On 11 May 1685, Covenanter martyrs Margaret Wilson and Margaret Lachlane were executed for refusing to declare ...

11/05/2019

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On 10 May 1941 Rudolf Hess crash landed in Scotland in what appeared to be a one-man attempt to end World War Two. ...

10/05/2019

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Glasgow socialist John Maclean was tried for sedition on 9 May 1918.

09/05/2019

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A new exhibition featuring stunning pieces of Traprain treasure, found on Traprain Law a century ago, will be on ...

09/05/2019

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On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

08/05/2019

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Philosopher David Hume, author of A Treatise of Human Nature was born on 7 May 1711.

07/05/2019

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More than 64,000 records spanning 650 years of trading have been added to FindMyPast's burgess & guild brethren ...

07/05/2019

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Sir James Young Simpson, the physician who pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth, died on 6 May 1870.

06/05/2019

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East Lothian captain Sir David Baird led the storming of Seringapatum on 4 May 1799.

04/05/2019

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James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, was murdered on 3 May 1679.

03/05/2019

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King George VI opened the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow on 5 May 1938.

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