On this day in history

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On 10 May 1941 Rudolf Hess crash landed in Scotland in what appeared to be a one-man attempt to end World War Two. ...

10/05/2018

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Glasgow socialist John Maclean was tried for sedition on 9 May 1918.

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On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

08/05/2018

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Philosopher David Hume, author of A Treatise of Human Nature was born on 7 May 1711.

07/05/2018

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Sir James Young Simpson, the physician who pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth, died on 6 May 1870.

06/05/2018

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King George VI opened the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow on 5 May 1938.

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East Lothian captain Sir David Baird led the storming of Seringapatum on 4 May 1799.

04/05/2018

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James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, was murdered on 3 May 1679.

03/05/2018

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John Knox, Scottish Reformation leader, returned to Scotland on 2 May 1559 after a period of exile in Geneva.

02/05/2018

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Scottish hymn writer and poet James Montgomery died on 30 April 1854.

30/04/2018

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Satirist John Arbuthnot, creator of the John Bull character, was baptised on 29 April 1667.

29/04/2018

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William Soutar, the author of The Diaries of a Dying Man, was born on 28 April 1898. ...

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