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Admiral Thomas Cochrane, a Royal Navy sea captain who served in the Napoleonic Wars, died on 31 October 1860.
Scottish aviator Jim Mollison died on 30 October 1959.
Poet, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay was born on 28 October 1925 in the Bahamas.
Scottish poet James Macpherson was born at Ruthven on 27 October, 1736.
The Treaty of Ripon was signed on 26 October 1640.
Baseball player Bobby Thomson was born on 25 October 1923.
Edinburgh painter David Roberts was born on 24 October 1796.
The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France was signed on 23 October 1295.
Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl died on 22 October 1989. ...
The Burrell Collection was opened on 21 October 1983.
Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde was born on 20 October 1792.
Scotland's first public hire sedan chairs became available on 19 October 1687.