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The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on 27 July 1689. ...

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King James IV of Scotland declared war on England on 26 July 1513. ...

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Charles Macintosh, the inventor of the Mackintosh raincoat, died on 25 July 1843. ...

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The Battle of Harlaw was fought on 24 July 1411. ...

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Charles Edward Stuart landed at Eriskay on 23 July 1745, beginning the Jacobite Rising. ...

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Joan of England, the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210. ...

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Poet Robert Burns died on 21 July 1796. ...

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On 20 July 1819, Scottish geologist John Playfair died. ...

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Scottish author A J Cronin was born on 19 July 1896. ...

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Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898. ...

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Scottish economist Adam Smith died on 17 July 1790. ...

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On 16 July 1832 over 100 Shetland fishermen were killed in a storm. ...

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