On this day in history

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

On 1 April 1820, the proclamation which sparked the Radical War in Glasgow was issued.

01/04/2019

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General Patrick Gordon, an Aberdeenshire man who became a close advisor to Tsar Peter of Russia, was born on 31 ...

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The forces of King Edward I of England sacked the town of Berwick Upon Tweed on 30 March, 1296.

30/03/2019

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Ewan MacLachlan, Gaelic scholar and poet died on 29 March 1822.

29/03/2019

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The Scots Guards Regiment was formed on 28 March 1642.

28/03/2019

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Sir James Dewar, inventor of the Dewar flask and co-inventor of cordite, died on 27 March 1923.

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Geologist James Hutton, who carried out pioneering studies into the formation of the earth, died on 26 March 1797. ...

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On 25 March 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone. ...

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On 24 March 1603, King James VI of Scotland also became King James I of England, on the death of Queen Elizabeth I ...

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On 23 March 1848, Reverend Thomas Burns founded the Free Church Settlement in New Zealand, which later became ...

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Architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson died on 22 March 1875 in Glasgow.

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Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium was opened on 21 March 1925.

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