On this day in history

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

Geologist James Hutton, who carried out pioneering studies into the formation of the earth, died on 26 March 1797. ...

26/03/2017

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On 25 March 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned King of Scots at Scone.

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On 24 March 1603, King James VI of Scotland also became King James I of England, on the death of Queen Elizabeth I ...

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On 23 March 1848, Reverend Thomas Burns founded the Free Church Settlement in New Zealand, which later became ...

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Architect Alexander 'Greek' Thomson died on 22 March 1875 in Glasgow.

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Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium was opened on 21 March 1925.

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Scottish politician Robert Cunninghame Graham died on 20 March 1936.

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The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment was formed on 18 March 1689.

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King James IV of Scotland was born on 17 March 1473.

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Sir John Murray, the Scottish oceanographer who completed the first biological survey of Scotland's lochs, died on ...

16/03/2017

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Scottish botanist and surgeon Archibald Menzies was born on 15 March 1754.

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John Barbour, author of the epic poem The Brus, died on 13 March 1395.

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