On this day in history

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

William Soutar, the author of The Diaries of a Dying Man, was born on 28 April 1898. ...

28/04/2019

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The Battle of Dunbar took place on 27 April 1296, with the army of King Edward I defeating the forces of King John ...

27/04/2019

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710.

26/04/2019

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On 25 April 1946 the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy.

25/04/2019

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Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France at Notre Dame de Paris on 24 April 1558.

24/04/2019

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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.

23/04/2019

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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...

22/04/2019

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John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.

21/04/2019

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Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.

20/04/2019

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Romantic poet Lord Byron died in Missolonghi on 19 April 1824, whilst taking part in the fight for Greek ...

19/04/2019

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Battle of Britain pilot Harbourne Mackay Stephen was born in Elgin on 18 April 1916.

18/04/2019

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Alexander Mackenzie, the Perthshire stonemason who became Prime Minister of Canada, died on 17 April 1892.

17/04/2019

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