On this day in history

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Scottish publisher Robert Chambers, the author of the controversial Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, ...

10/07/2018

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Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, the chief of Clan Fraser, was born on 9 July 1911. ...

09/07/2018

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Frances Stewart, the Duchess of Richmond was born on 8 July 1647. ...

08/07/2018

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King Edward I of England died on 7 July 1307 whilst on a military expedition to Scotland. ...

07/07/2018

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Scottish sailor John Paul Jones was born on 6 July 1747.

06/07/2018

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Scottish scientist William Rankine was born on 5 July 1820. ...

05/07/2018

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Scottish author Oswald Wynd was born on 4 July 1913. ...

04/07/2018

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Scottish footballer Billy Liddell died on 3 July 2001. ...

03/07/2018

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Allan Pinkerton, the Glaswegian who founded the Pinkerton detective agency, died on 1 July 1884. ...

01/07/2018

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The murder trial of socialite Madeleine Smith began on 30 June 1857. ...

30/06/2018

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Scottish actor Ian Bannen was born on 29 June 1928. Read more about this day in history. ...

29/06/2018

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Scottish folk singer Robin Hall was born on 27 June 1936. ...

27/06/2018

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