On this day in history

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

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

06/03/2019

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

05/03/2019

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

04/03/2019

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Renowned architect Robert Adam died on 3 March 1792. ...

03/03/2019

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

02/03/2019

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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 ...

01/03/2019

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Thomas Guthrie, one of the founders of the Ragged School movement for poor children, died on 28 February 1873.

28/02/2019

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Scottish mathematician John Arbuthnot died on 27 February 1735 at the age of 67.

27/02/2019

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Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder died on 26 February 1950 in Strathaven. ...

26/02/2019

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The Declaration of the Clergy and People was issued on 23 February 1310.

23/02/2019

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King David II died at Edinburgh Castle on 22 February 1371, at the age of 46.

22/02/2019

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The islands of Orkney and Shetland came under Scottish rule on 20 February 1472.

20/02/2019

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