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Admiral Sir John Ross died on 30 August 1856.

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The islanders of St Kilda were evacuated on 29 August 1930. ...

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Scottish author George Douglas Brown died on 28 August 1902. ...

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Scottish novelist and historian John Buchan was born on 26 August 1875.

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Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery was born on 25 August 1930.

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King Alexander II of Scotland was born on 24 August 1198.

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Sir William Wallace was executed on 23 August 1305. ...

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The Battle of the Standard was fought on 22 August 1138. ...

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Scottish inventor William Murdoch was born on 21 August 1754. ...

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Scottish poet William Miller died on 20 August 1872.

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Scottish engineer James Nasmyth was born on 19 August 1808.

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Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, was executed on 18 August 1746.

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