On this day in history

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

Allan Pinkerton, the Glaswegian who founded the Pinkerton detective agency, died on 1 July 1884. ...

01/07/2019

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The murder trial of socialite Madeleine Smith began on 30 June 1857. ...

30/06/2019

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Scottish actor Ian Bannen was born on 29 June 1928. Read more about this day in history. ...

29/06/2019

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Scottish folk singer Robin Hall was born on 27 June 1936. ...

27/06/2019

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The Company of Scotland, which launched the ill-fated Darien Scheme, was founded on 26 June 1695. ...

26/06/2019

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Henry de Bohun, an English knight, was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce on 23 June 1314. ...

23/06/2019

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On 22 June 1679 the Battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought. ...

22/06/2019

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Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, was born on 20 June 1771. ...

20/06/2019

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King James VI of Scotland was born on 19 June 1566. ...

19/06/2019

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The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815.

18/06/2019

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On 17 June 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Loch Leven Castle. ...

17/06/2019

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Scottish golfer 'Old Tom Morris' was born on 16 June 1821.

16/06/2019

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