On this day in history

Discover what happened on any day of the year with our daily history guides.

The College of New Aberdeen, which became known as Marischal College, was founded on 2 April 1593.

02/04/2018

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On 1 April 1820, the proclamation which sparked the Radical War in Glasgow was issued.

01/04/2018

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General Patrick Gordon, an Aberdeenshire man who became a close advisor to Tsar Peter of Russia, was born on 31 ...

31/03/2018

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The forces of King Edward I of England sacked the town of Berwick Upon Tweed on 30 March, 1296.

30/03/2018

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Ewan MacLachlan, Gaelic scholar and poet died on 29 March 1822.

29/03/2018

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The Scots Guards Regiment was formed on 28 March 1642.

28/03/2018

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Sir James Dewar, inventor of the Dewar flask and co-inventor of cordite, died on 27 March 1923.

27/03/2018

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Geologist James Hutton, who carried out pioneering studies into the formation of the earth, died on 26 March 1797. ...

26/03/2018

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On 25 March 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone. ...

25/03/2018

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On 24 March 1603, King James VI of Scotland also became King James I of England, on the death of Queen Elizabeth I ...

24/03/2018

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On 23 March 1848, Reverend Thomas Burns founded the Free Church Settlement in New Zealand, which later became ...

23/03/2018

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Architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson died on 22 March 1875 in Glasgow.

22/03/2018

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