On this day in history

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

Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.

20/04/2018

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Romantic poet Lord Byron died in Missolonghi on 19 April 1824, whilst taking part in the fight for Greek ...

19/04/2018

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Battle of Britain pilot Harbourne Mackay Stephen was born in Elgin on 18 April 1916.

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Alexander Mackenzie, the Perthshire stonemason who became Prime Minister of Canada, died on 17 April 1892.

17/04/2018

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The Battle of Culloden was fought on 16 April 1746, and saw Jacobite forces defeated by a Hanoverian army.

16/04/2018

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The RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic at 2.20am on 15 April 1912.

15/04/2018

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James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots died on 14 April 1578.

14/04/2018

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Explorer Hugh Clapperton died on 13 April 1827, whilst trying to discover the source of the Niger river.

13/04/2018

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The Scottish National Party won its first election victory on 12 April 1945.

12/04/2018

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Novelist John Galt, founder of the city of Guelph, died on 11 April 1839.

11/04/2018

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Scottish painter Alberto Morrocco died on 10 March 1998.

10/04/2018

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Scottish botanist, garden designer and author John Loudon was born on 8 April 1783.

08/04/2018

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