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Pope Nicholas V issued a papal bull to found Glasgow University on 7 January 1451. ...

07/01/2018

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Author A J Cronin died in Switzerland on 6 January 1981. ...

06/01/2018

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Dr George Cathcart, instigator of the Proms concerts, died on 4 January 1951.

04/01/2018

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Playwright O H Mavor was born in Glasgow on 3 January 1888.

03/01/2018

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Reformer and advocate Thomas Muir was arrested for sedition on 2 January 1793.

02/01/2018

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The Albion Motor Company was founded on 30 December 1899 at premises in Finnieston Street, Glasgow. ...

30/12/2017

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Charles Macintosh, inventor of waterproof fabrics, was born on 29 December 1766.

29/12/2017

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The Tay Bridge disaster occurred on 28 December 1879, causing the deaths of 75 train passengers.

28/12/2017

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Kirriemuir-born author J M Barrie's play Peter Pan premiered at the Duke of York Theatre in London on 27 December ...

27/12/2017

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William I, known as William the Lion, was crowned at Scone on 24 December 1165.

24/12/2017

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Scottish architect James Gibbs was born on 23 December 1682 in Fittysmire, Aberdeen.

23/12/2017

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James Francis Stewart, the Old Pretender, landed on Scottish soil on 22 December 1715, to take part in a Jacobite ...

22/12/2017

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