On this day in history

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Glasgow's Queen Street Station was officially opened on 18 February 1842.

18/02/2019

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Scottish Minister James Renwick was executed on 17 February 1688 for refusing to swear fealty to King James VII. ...

17/02/2019

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Government forces, under the leadership of Lord Louden, failed in their attempt to capture Charles Edward Stuart ...

16/02/2019

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The Caledonian Railway Company opened on 15 February 1848, running trains between Glasgow and London.

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Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876.

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The Glencoe Massacre took place on 13 February 1692.

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Reverend Henry Duncan, founder of one of the world's first commercial savings banks, died on 12 February 1846.

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Scotland's coldest ever temperature was recorded in Braemar on 11 February 1895.

11/02/2019

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Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered at Kirk O'Fields in Edinburgh on 10 February ...

10/02/2019

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George Douglas Hamilton, the first British army officer to be promoted to Field Marshal, was born on 9 February ...

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Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringay Castle on 8 February 1587, after almost twenty years in captivity. ...

08/02/2019

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The armies of the Old Pretender, James Francis Edward Stuart, disbanded at Aberdeen on 7 February 1716, ending the ...

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