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The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815.

18/06/2019

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On 17 June 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Loch Leven Castle. ...

17/06/2019

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Scottish golfer 'Old Tom Morris' was born on 16 June 1821.

16/06/2019

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Poet Thomas Campbell died in Boulogne, France on 15 June 1844.

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John Logie Baird, the man who created the world's first successful publicly demonstrated television, died on 14 ...

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Scientist James Clerk Maxwell was born on 13 June 1831. ...

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Astronomer Sir David Gill was born on 12 June 1843.

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Jacobite and Spanish troops were defeated by government forces at the Battle of Glen Shiel on 10 June 1719. ...

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Sir William Maitland, secretary of state during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, died on 9 June 1573. ...

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Lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson, creator of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, was born on 8 June 1772. ...

08/06/2019

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Robert the Bruce died on 7 June 1329 at Cardross, near Dumbarton. ...

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Sir Thomas Blake Glover, the first non Japanese person to be awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, was ...

06/06/2019

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