On this day in history

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Alexander Fleming announced the discovery of penicillin on 30 September 1928.

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Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall died on 29 September 1902.

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The Battle of the Clans took place on 28 September 1396.

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Scotland's first passenger railway opened on 27 September 1831.

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The RMS Queen Mary was launched on 26 September 1934.

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Archibald Campbell, First Duke of Argyll, died on 25 September 1703.

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Edward Balliol was crowned at Scone on 24 September 1332.

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St Adomnan of Iona died on 23 September 704AD. ...

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Scottish politician George Younger was born on 22 September 1931.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and his men claimed a decisive victory over government troops at the Battle of Prestonpans ...

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The QE2 passenger liner was launched on 20 September 1967. ...

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Scottish painter William Dyce was born on 19 September 1806.

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