On this day in history

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

On 20 July 1819, Scottish geologist John Playfair died. ...

20/07/2019

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Scottish author A J Cronin was born on 19 July 1896. ...

19/07/2019

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Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898. ...

18/07/2019

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Scottish economist Adam Smith died on 17 July 1790. ...

17/07/2019

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On 16 July 1832 over 100 Shetland fishermen were killed in a storm. ...

16/07/2019

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Gavin Maxwell, author of Ring of Bright Water, was born on 15 July 1914. ...

15/07/2019

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Scottish bishop John Douglas was born on 14 July 1721. ...

14/07/2019

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Alexander III was crowned at Scone on 13 July 1249. ...

13/07/2019

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A fleet of five ships set sail for the Isthmus of Darien on 12 July 1698. ...

12/07/2019

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Robert the Bruce was born on 11 July 1274. ...

11/07/2019

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Scottish publisher Robert Chambers, the author of the controversial Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, ...

10/07/2019

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Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, the chief of Clan Fraser, was born on 9 July 1911. ...

09/07/2019

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