On this day in history

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

On 4 June 1792, the most serious outbreak of the King's Birthday riots occurred, lasting for three days and ...

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Scottish poet James Thomson, author of The City of Dreadful Night died on 3 June 1882.

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On 2 June 1581, James Douglas, Earl of Morton, was executed.

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On 1 June 1841, Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie died.

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On 31 May 1596, John Lesley, one of Mary Queen of Scots' chief advisors, died. ...

31/05/2018

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Olympic athlete Wyndham Halswelle was born on 30 May 1882. ...

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King Charles II was born on 29 May 1630.

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On 28 May 1811, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville died.

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Malcolm IV was crowned king of Scotland on 27 May 1153.

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The siege of Dunnottar Castle ended on 26 May 1652, when the Royalist stronghold surrendered. ...

26/05/2018

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David I of Scotland died on 24 May 1153 at Carlisle.

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Scottish pirate William Kidd was executed on 23 May 1701 in London. ...

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