On this day in history

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John Knox, Scottish Reformation leader, returned to Scotland on 2 May 1559 after a period of exile in Geneva.

02/05/2018

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Scottish hymn writer and poet James Montgomery died on 30 April 1854.

30/04/2018

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Satirist John Arbuthnot, creator of the John Bull character, was baptised on 29 April 1667.

29/04/2018

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William Soutar, the author of The Diaries of a Dying Man, was born on 28 April 1898. ...

28/04/2018

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The Battle of Dunbar took place on 27 April 1296, with the army of King Edward I defeating the forces of King John ...

27/04/2018

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Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710.

26/04/2018

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On 25 April 1946 the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy.

25/04/2018

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Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France at Notre Dame de Paris on 24 April 1558.

24/04/2018

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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.

23/04/2018

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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...

22/04/2018

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John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.

21/04/2018

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Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.

20/04/2018

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