On this day in history

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

Admiral Thomas Cochrane, a Royal Navy sea captain who served in the Napoleonic Wars, died on 31 October 1860.

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Scottish aviator Jim Mollison died on 30 October 1959.

30/10/2018

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Poet, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay was born on 28 October 1925 in the Bahamas.

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Scottish poet James Macpherson was born at Ruthven on 27 October, 1736.

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The Treaty of Ripon was signed on 26 October 1640.

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Baseball player Bobby Thomson was born on 25 October 1923.

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Edinburgh painter David Roberts was born on 24 October 1796.

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The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France was signed on 23 October 1295.

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Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl died on 22 October 1989. ...

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The Burrell Collection was opened on 21 October 1983.

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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde was born on 20 October 1792.

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Scotland's first public hire sedan chairs became available on 19 October 1687.

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