On this day in history

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On 22 June 1679 the Battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought. ...

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Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, was born on 20 June 1771. ...

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King James VI of Scotland was born on 19 June 1566. ...

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The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815.

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On 17 June 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Loch Leven Castle. ...

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Scottish golfer 'Old Tom Morris' was born on 16 June 1821.

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Poet Thomas Campbell died in Boulogne, France on 15 June 1844.

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John Logie Baird, the man who created the world's first successful publicly demonstrated television, died on 14 ...

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Scientist James Clerk Maxwell was born on 13 June 1831. ...

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Astronomer Sir David Gill was born on 12 June 1843.

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On 11 June 1560, Mary of Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots and widow of King James V, died. ...

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Jacobite and Spanish troops were defeated by government forces at the Battle of Glen Shiel on 10 June 1719. ...

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