On this day in history

Discover what happened on any day of the year with our daily history guides.

The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France was signed on 23 October 1295.

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Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl died on 22 October 1989. ...

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The Burrell Collection was opened on 21 October 1983.

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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde was born on 20 October 1792.

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Scotland's first public hire sedan chairs became available on 19 October 1687.

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Queen consort Margaret Tudor died on 18 October 1541.

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The Skye Bridge opened on 17 October 1995.

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King James II of Scotland was born on 16 October 1430. ...

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The British battleship HMS Hawke was sunk by a U Boat on 15 October 1914. ...

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King Alexander III married Yolande of Dreux on 14 October 1285. ...

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Scottish painter Allan Ramsay was born on 13 October 1713.

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Broadcaster and author Magnus Magnusson was born on 12 October 1929.

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