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Scottish geologist and author Hugh Miller was born on 10 October 1802.
Scottish actor James Finlayson died on 9 October 1953.
Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was born on 8 October 1515.
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died on 7 October 1796.
Piano manufacturer John Broadwood was born on 6 October 1732.
Scottish politician and brewer Alexander Keith was born on 5 October 1795.
The Boys Brigade was founded on 4 October 1883 in Glasgow.
The Treaty of Berwick was signed on 3 October 1357.
Scottish sociologist and town planner Patrick Geddes was born on 2 October 1854.
Scottish mathematician Robert Simson died on 1 October 1768.
Alexander Fleming announced the discovery of penicillin on 30 September 1928.
Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall died on 29 September 1902.