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Murderer William Burke, one half of the notorious criminal duo 'Burke and Hare' was executed on 28 January 1829. ...

28/01/2019

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'Reviresco - We Shall Rise Again' is the motto that is coming true for Clan MacEwen, a chiefless clan for 500 ...

28/01/2019

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The Glasgow Herald newspaper was published for the first time on 27 January 1783.

27/01/2019

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Edinburgh's One O'Clock Gun, which helped ships in the Firth of Forth tell the time, was fired for the first time ...

26/01/2019

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Folk singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl was born on 25 January 1915.

25/01/2019

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Conductor and composer James Muir Mathieson was born on 24 January 1911.

24/01/2019

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James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...

23/01/2019

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Dr Amy Hayes explores the life of Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III, mother of James IV and possibly the most ...

23/01/2019

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Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on 22 ...

22/01/2019

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Church leader George Gillespie was born on 21 January 1613 in Kirkcaldy.

21/01/2019

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James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...

19/01/2019

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Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782.

18/01/2019

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