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It happened this month in Scotland...

  • 1. (1841) Scottish painter, Sir David Wilkie, died.
  • 1. (1843) Dr. Henry Faulds, who demonstrated the uniqueness of fingerprints, born in Beith, Ayrshire.
  • 2. (1941) Second World War clothes rationing introduced.
  • 3. (1931) Epsom Derby televised by John Logie Baird’s company.
  • 4. (1977) Wembey Stadium vandalised by Scottish fans following 2-1 victory over England side.
  • 5. (1723) Adam Smith, author of “The Wealth of Nations” born in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
  • 6. (1987) Actor Fulton Mackay died.
  • 7. (1868) Charles Rennie Mackintosh, painter, designer and architect, was born.
  • 7. (1329) Robert the Bruce died at Cardross Castle.
  • 8. (1778) Engineer Robert Stevenson born, builder of lighthouses and grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • 9. (1942) Over ten thousand US troops disembarked from the Queen Mary on the Clyde.
  • 10. (1903) First of its kind, Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens Floral Clock began operating by clockwork.
  • 11. (1939) Formula One Champion Jackie Stewart was born in Dumbartonshire.
  • 12. (1843) Sir David Gill, Scottish astronomer, born.
  • 13. (1831) Birth of James Clark Maxwell, who predicted the existence of radio waves.
  • 14. (1946) Inventor of television, John Logie Baird, died.
  • 15. (1567) Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Edinburgh before being imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle.
  • 16. (1338) Seige of Dunbar Castle by the English was raised.
  • 17. (1823) Patenting of waterproof cloth by Charles Macintosh.
  • 18. (1970) Scottish National Party had first General Electoral success, when Donald Stewart won Western Isles from Labour.
  • 19. (1566) Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to the future King James VI of Scotland and I of England.
  • 19. (1937) Author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, died.
  • 20. (1969) Announcement of discovery of oil under the North Sea.
  • 21. (1919) Seventy-two German warships were scuttled in Scapa Flow under orders from Admiral von Reuter.
  • 22. (1725) Malt Riots in Glasgow against higher taxes imposed on Scottish product.
  • 23. (1314) Robert I, King of Scots, killed Henry de Bohun at the beginning of the Battle of Bannockburn.
  • 24. (1314) Robert I defeated Edward II and his vast English army at the Battle of Bannockburn.
  • 25. (1887) Wallace Statue unveiled at Monument, Stirling.
  • 26. (1488) Fifteen-year old James IV crowned king at Scone.
  • 27. (1583) James VI (age seventeen) escaped from Castle Ruthven.
  • 28. (1790) Forth and Clyde Canal opened.
  • 29. (1928) Scottish actor Ian Bannen born.
  • 30. (1857) The beginning of the trial of Madeleine, daughter of Scottish architect James Smith, for poisoning her former lover.



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