Tag Archives: Scotland

June 14, 1594

On June 14, 1594, Jacob Kroger was hanged in Edinburgh, Scotland for stealing the jewels of Anne of Denmark, the wife of James VI of Scotland. Kroger was a German goldsmith who had accompanied Anne’s royal court to Scotland in… Continue reading

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June 1, 1494

On June 1, 1494, the first written evidence of scotch whiskey was documented in the world. King James IV of Scotland had eight bolls of malt delivered to Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey in Fife so he could distill it into… Continue reading

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September 13, 122

On September 13, 122 CE, the Roman Army began building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. The wall was to stop the Scottish barbarians from coming south and raiding the newly settled Roman farms and cities. Did it work? No. It … Continue reading

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September 11, 1997

On September 11, 1997, Scotland voted to create its own Parliament after 290 years of mostly peaceful union with England. Why did they do it? It’s because the rest of England didn’t understand the true joy and performance art that … Continue reading

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July 3, 1844

On July 3, 1844, the last pair of Great Auks were killed. The Great Auk was a large, flightless seabird that lived in the islands of the Northern Atlantic around northern Scotland. Unfortunately for these large, penguinesque birds, they were … Continue reading

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June 5, 1994

On June 5, 1994, 12 year-old Vicki Van Meter took off from Maine in a Cessna 210 and flew to Scotland. She followed the route that Amelia Earhart had previously taken and became the youngest female pilot to cross the … Continue reading

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February 10, 1567

On February 10, 1567, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was found dead, following an explosion at the Kirk o’Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland. Surprisingly, he didn’t die from the explosion, but instead was found to … Continue reading

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January 12, 1998

On January 12, 1998, nineteen nations decided to ban the cloning of humans. The Council of Europe issued an amendment to its ‘Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine”, where it and its member nations prohibit any intervention seeking to create … Continue reading

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March 26, 2006

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2006 smoking was banned in bars and restaurants in Scotland. Drinking and cursing the government in the quaint and endearing Gaelic brogue is still allowed and encouraged.

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February 3, 2015

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2015 the British House of Commons voted to approve letting scientists create babies from the DNA of three people. Dolly III, the grand-ewe of the original Dolly the Sheep, approved of allowing this scientific … Continue reading

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