On this day in history

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

On 23 March 1848, Reverend Thomas Burns founded the Free Church Settlement in New Zealand, which later became ...

23/03/2019

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Architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson died on 22 March 1875 in Glasgow.

22/03/2019

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Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium was opened on 21 March 1925.

21/03/2019

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Scottish politician Robert Cunninghame Graham died on 20 March 1936.

20/03/2019

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The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment was formed on 18 March 1689.

18/03/2019

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King James IV of Scotland was born on 17 March 1473.

17/03/2019

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Sir John Murray, the Scottish oceanographer who completed the first biological survey of Scotland's lochs, died on ...

16/03/2019

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Scottish botanist and surgeon Archibald Menzies was born on 15 March 1754.

15/03/2019

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John Barbour, author of the epic poem The Brus, died on 13 March 1395.

13/03/2019

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Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie, the first person recorded to have crossed North America from east to west ...

12/03/2019

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Scottish soldier Sir Fitzroy MacLean, the man who reputedly inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond character, was born ...

11/03/2019

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and the first Prime Minister from Scotland following the Act of Union, died on 10 ...

10/03/2019

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