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Joan of England, the wife of King Alexander II of Scotland, was born on 22 July 1210. ...

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Find out about the death of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who died on 21 July 1796 on this day in Scottish History. ...

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On 20 July 1819, Scottish geologist John Playfair died. ...

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Scottish author A J Cronin was born on 19 July 1896. ...

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Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898. ...

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Scottish economist Adam Smith died on 17 July 1790. ...

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On 16 July 1832 over 100 Shetland fishermen were killed in a storm. ...

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Gavin Maxwell, author of Ring of Bright Water, was born on 15 July 1914. ...

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Scottish bishop John Douglas was born on 14 July 1721. ...

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Alexander III was crowned at Scone on 13 July 1249. ...

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A fleet of five ships set sail for the Isthmus of Darien on 12 July 1698. ...

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Robert the Bruce was born on 11 July 1274. ...

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