On this day in history

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

07/07/2019

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

06/07/2019

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

05/07/2019

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

04/07/2019

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

03/07/2019

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

01/07/2019

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

30/06/2019

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

29/06/2019

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

27/06/2019

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The Company of Scotland, which launched the ill-fated Darien Scheme, was founded on 26 June 1695. ...

26/06/2019

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Henry de Bohun, an English knight, was killed at the Battle of Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce on 23 June 1314. ...

23/06/2019

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On 22 June 1679 the Battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought. ...

22/06/2019

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