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Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, was executed on 18 August 1746.

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The Battle of Verneuil was fought on 17 August 1424.

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Lady Carolina Nairne was born on 16 August 1766.

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Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages on ...

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King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.

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Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.

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Scottish singer Roy Williamson died on 12 August 1990.

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Scottish steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie died on 11 August 1919. ...

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Scottish painter Allan Ramsay died on 10 August 1784.

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Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford was born on 9 August 1757.

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King James IV of Scotland married Margaret Tudor on 8 August 1503.

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Lord Kitchener began a huge recruitment campaign days after the outbreak of World War I, on 7 August 1914. ...

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