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King James II of Scotland was born on 16 October 1430. ...
The British battleship HMS Hawke was sunk by a U Boat on 15 October 1914. ...
King Alexander III married Yolande of Dreux on 14 October 1285. ...
Scottish painter Allan Ramsay was born on 13 October 1713.
Broadcaster and author Magnus Magnusson was born on 12 October 1929.
William Wallace and Andrew Murray wrote the Lubeck Letter on 11 October 1297.
Scottish geologist and author Hugh Miller was born on 10 October 1802.
Scottish actor James Finlayson died on 9 October 1953.
Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was born on 8 October 1515.
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died on 7 October 1796.
Piano manufacturer John Broadwood was born on 6 October 1732.
Scottish politician and brewer Alexander Keith was born on 5 October 1795.