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Best-selling author and political campaigner Naomi Mitchison died on 11 January 1999 at the age of 101.

11/01/2019

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Thomas Lord Erskine, Scottish advocate, was born on 10 January 1750.

10/01/2019

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Historian and author Nigel Tranter, author of the MacGregor trilogy, died on 9 January 2000.

09/01/2019

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Alexander I, King of Scots, was crowned on 8 January 1107. ...

08/01/2019

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Pope Nicholas V issued a papal bull to found Glasgow University on 7 January 1451. ...

07/01/2019

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Author A J Cronin died in Switzerland on 6 January 1981. ...

06/01/2019

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Dr George Cathcart, instigator of the Proms concerts, died on 4 January 1951.

04/01/2019

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Playwright O H Mavor was born in Glasgow on 3 January 1888.

03/01/2019

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Reformer and advocate Thomas Muir was arrested for sedition on 2 January 1793.

02/01/2019

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The Albion Motor Company was founded on 30 December 1899 at premises in Finnieston Street, Glasgow. ...

30/12/2018

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Charles Macintosh, inventor of waterproof fabrics, was born on 29 December 1766.

29/12/2018

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The Tay Bridge disaster occurred on 28 December 1879, causing the deaths of 75 train passengers.

28/12/2018

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