On this day in history

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

The Battle of Dunbar took place on 27 April 1296, with the army of King Edward I defeating the forces of King John ...

27/04/2017

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710.

26/04/2017

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On 25 April 1946 the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy.

25/04/2017

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Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France at Notre Dame de Paris on 24 April 1558.

24/04/2017

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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.

23/04/2017

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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...

22/04/2017

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John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.

21/04/2017

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

19/04/2017

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

18/04/2017

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

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

16/04/2017

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

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