On this day in history

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid died on 7 October 1796.

07/10/2018

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Piano manufacturer John Broadwood was born on 6 October 1732.

06/10/2018

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Scottish politician and brewer Alexander Keith was born on 5 October 1795.

05/10/2018

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The Boys Brigade was founded on 4 October 1883 in Glasgow.

04/10/2018

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The Treaty of Berwick was signed on 3 October 1357.

03/10/2018

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Scottish sociologist and town planner Patrick Geddes was born on 2 October 1854.

02/10/2018

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Scottish mathematician Robert Simson died on 1 October 1768.

01/10/2018

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Alexander Fleming announced the discovery of penicillin on 30 September 1928.

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Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall died on 29 September 1902.

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The Battle of the Clans took place on 28 September 1396.

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Scotland's first passenger railway opened on 27 September 1831.

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The RMS Queen Mary was launched on 26 September 1934.

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