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Lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson, creator of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, was born on 8 June 1772. ...

08/06/2019

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Robert the Bruce died on 7 June 1329 at Cardross, near Dumbarton. ...

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Sir Thomas Blake Glover, the first non Japanese person to be awarded the prestigious Order of the Rising Sun, was ...

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Explorer, botanist and surgeon Sir John Richardson died on 5 June 1865. ...

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On 4 June 1792, the most serious outbreak of the King's Birthday riots occurred, lasting for three days and ...

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Scottish poet James Thomson, author of The City of Dreadful Night died on 3 June 1882.

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On 2 June 1581, James Douglas, Earl of Morton, was executed.

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On 1 June 1841, Scottish painter Sir David Wilkie died.

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On 31 May 1596, John Lesley, one of Mary Queen of Scots' chief advisors, died. ...

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Olympic athlete Wyndham Halswelle was born on 30 May 1882. ...

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King Charles II was born on 29 May 1630.

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On 28 May 1811, Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville died.

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