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King Charles II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London on 23 April 1661.

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Sea monster sightings in the 19th century were influenced by the discovery of ancient reptile fossils, new ...

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Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the first politician to be officially called Prime Minister, died on 22 April 1908. ...

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John Muir, the Scottish-born naturalist known as the 'Father of the National Parks' was born on 21 April 1838.

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Golf prodigy Young Tom Morris was born on 20 April 1851 in St Andrews.

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Romantic poet Lord Byron died in Missolonghi on 19 April 1824, whilst taking part in the fight for Greek ...

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Battle of Britain pilot Harbourne Mackay Stephen was born in Elgin on 18 April 1916.

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Nowadays we’re used to the idea of the royal family holidaying in Scotland, but in the mid 19th century, Queen ...

18/04/2019

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Alexander Mackenzie, the Perthshire stonemason who became Prime Minister of Canada, died on 17 April 1892.

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The Battle of Culloden was fought on 16 April 1746, and saw Jacobite forces defeated by a Hanoverian army.

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The RMS Titanic sank in the north Atlantic at 2.20am on 15 April 1912.

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Ahead of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, explore the life and reign of the queen with our ...

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