On this day in history

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

Edinburgh painter David Roberts was born on 24 October 1796.

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The Auld Alliance between Scotland and France was signed on 23 October 1295.

23/10/2017

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Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan MacColl died on 22 October 1989. ...

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The Burrell Collection was opened on 21 October 1983.

21/10/2017

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Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde was born on 20 October 1792.

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Scotland's first public hire sedan chairs became available on 19 October 1687.

19/10/2017

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Queen consort Margaret Tudor died on 18 October 1541.

18/10/2017

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The Skye Bridge opened on 17 October 1995.

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King James II of Scotland was born on 16 October 1430. ...

16/10/2017

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The British battleship HMS Hawke was sunk by a U Boat on 15 October 1914. ...

15/10/2017

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King Alexander III married Yolande of Dreux on 14 October 1285. ...

14/10/2017

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Scottish painter Allan Ramsay was born on 13 October 1713.

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