On this day in history

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

Peter Llewelyn Davies, the boy who inspired J M Barrie to create his Peter Pan character, was born on 25 February ...

25/02/2017

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The Flying Scotsman locomotive went into service with the London & North Eastern Railway on 24 February 1923. ...

24/02/2017

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The Declaration of the Clergy and People was issued on 23 February 1310.

23/02/2017

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King David II died at Edinburgh Castle on 22 February 1371, at the age of 46.

22/02/2017

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The islands of Orkney and Shetland came under Scottish rule on 20 February 1472.

20/02/2017

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John Grierson, a pioneer of documentary film making, died on 19 February 1972.

19/02/2017

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Glasgow's Queen Street Station was officially opened on 18 February 1842.

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Scottish Minister James Renwick was executed on 17 February 1688 for refusing to swear fealty to King James VII. ...

17/02/2017

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Government forces, under the leadership of Lord Louden, failed in their attempt to capture Charles Edward Stuart ...

16/02/2017

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The Caledonian Railway Company opened on 15 February 1848, running trains between Glasgow and London.

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Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent for the telephone on 14 February 1876.

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The Glencoe Massacre took place on 13 February 1692.

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