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On 8 May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
Philosopher David Hume, author of A Treatise of Human Nature was born on 7 May 1711.
Sir James Young Simpson, the physician who pioneered the use of chloroform in childbirth, died on 6 May 1870.
King George VI opened the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow on 5 May 1938.
East Lothian captain Sir David Baird led the storming of Seringapatum on 4 May 1799.
Art, design and history have been interwoven to create a new exhibition, which will tour Scotland, Ireland and the ...
James Sharp, Archbishop of St Andrews, was murdered on 3 May 1679.
John Knox, Scottish Reformation leader, returned to Scotland on 2 May 1559 after a period of exile in Geneva.