On this day in history

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

Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie, the first person recorded to have crossed North America from east to west ...

12/03/2018

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Scottish soldier Sir Fitzroy MacLean, the man who reputedly inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond character, was born ...

11/03/2018

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and the first Prime Minister from Scotland following the Act of Union, died on 10 ...

10/03/2018

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Scottish evangelist and faith healer John Alexander Dowie died on 9 March 1907 in Illinois, USA.

09/03/2018

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Glasgow shipbuilder John Elder, inventor of the marine compound steam engine, was born on 8 March 1824.

08/03/2018

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Scottish sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was born on 7 March 1924 in Leith.

07/03/2018

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Scotland's first radio broadcast was made from the attic of a property in Glasgow's Bath Street on 6 March 1923. ...

06/03/2018

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The Maid of the Loch paddle steamer was launched on 5 March 1953.

05/03/2018

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Portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn was born on 4 March 1756.

04/03/2018

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Renowned architect Robert Adam died on 3 March 1792.

03/03/2018

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King Robert II, the first monarch of the House of Stewart, was born on 2 March 1316.

02/03/2018

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Actor David Niven, famous for his role as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days, was born on 1 March ...

01/03/2018

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