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John Knox, Scottish Reformation leader, returned to Scotland on 2 May 1559 after a period of exile in Geneva.
Scottish hymn writer and poet James Montgomery died on 30 April 1854.
Satirist John Arbuthnot, creator of the John Bull character, was baptised on 29 April 1667.
William Soutar, the author of The Diaries of a Dying Man, was born on 28 April 1898. ...
The Battle of Dunbar took place on 27 April 1296, with the army of King Edward I defeating the forces of King John ...
Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense was born on 26 April 1710.
On 25 April 1946 the battleship HMS Vanguard was accepted for sea trials by the Royal Navy.
Mary Queen of Scots married Francis, Dauphin of France at Notre Dame de Paris on 24 April 1558.
King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...
John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.
Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.