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The Maid of the Loch paddle steamer was launched on 5 March 1953.
Portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn was born on 4 March 1756.
Renowned architect Robert Adam died on 3 March 1792. ...
Actor David Niven, famous for his role as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in Eighty Days, was born on 1 March ...
Thomas Guthrie, one of the founders of the Ragged School movement for poor children, died on 28 February 1873.
Scottish mathematician John Arbuthnot died on 27 February 1735 at the age of 67.
Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder died on 26 February 1950 in Strathaven. ...
The Declaration of the Clergy and People was issued on 23 February 1310.
King David II died at Edinburgh Castle on 22 February 1371, at the age of 46.
The islands of Orkney and Shetland came under Scottish rule on 20 February 1472.
John Grierson, a pioneer of documentary film making, died on 19 February 1972.