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Edinburgh - Notable Historical Events

James VIApr 5, 1603

James HuttonMar 7, 1785

Elizabeth IIDec 5, 1958

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Edinburgh - Historical Events
Date Event
1328-05-01

Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.

1560-07-06

England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh

1566-03-09

David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1603-04-05

New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1638-02-28

Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh

1745-09-17

Edinburgh occupied by Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)

1745-09-22

Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returns to Edinburgh

1785-03-07

James Hutton, geologist, presents his full theory of uniformitarianism at a meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

1785-07-04

James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

1808-01-12

The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.

1808-03-02

The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, was held in Edinburgh.

1824-11-15

Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland

1832-02-06

1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland

1859-03-21

Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh

1868-03-12

Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

1901-10-25

In Great Britain, Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany it leads to widespread agitation against the British and eventual breakdown of negotiations for an Anglo-German alliance

1911-05-09

Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland

1925-03-21

Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens

1958-12-05

Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the UK by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

1960-10-30

Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

1986-10-12

Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the People's Republic of China

1993-09-23

"Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh

1999-07-01

The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh - Notable Birthdays

David HumeApr 26, 1711

James HuttonJun 3, 1726

Alexander Graham BellMar 3, 1847

Robert Louis StevensonNov 13, 1850

Muriel SparkFeb 1, 1918

Sean ConneryAug 25, 1930

Edinburgh - Birthdays
Date Event
1711-04-26

David Hume, Edinburgh, Scottish philosopher and historian (A Treatise of Human Nature)

1726-06-03

James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

1736-07-10

Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1807)

1753-12-22

Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)

1776-04-25

Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)

1784-02-20

Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher

1808-08-19

James Nasmyth, Edinburgh, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer

1847-03-03

Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)

1850-11-13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

1861-11-10

Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri)

1868-04-16

Spottiswoode Aitken, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home)

1874-10-15

Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (d. 1899)

1876-11-25

Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)

1878-06-26

Ernest Torrence, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

1878-09-01

Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1942)

1884-04-20

Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)

1898-07-18

John Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Number 17)

1900-10-09

Alastair Sim, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)

1901-06-29

Frieda Inescort, Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pride & Prejudice)

1912-03-12

James McKay, lord provost of Edinburgh

1914-04-29

Ewan Roberts, Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pvt Benjamin)

1916-01-04

Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)

1918-02-01

Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

1921-06-10

Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II

1927-02-15

Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)

1928-10-28

Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)

1929-06-26

Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh)

1930-05-21

David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)

1930-08-25

Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)

1930-12-04

Ronnie Corbett, Edinburgh Scotland, comedian (The 2 Ronnies)

1934-04-07

Ian Richards, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Montgomery-Ike)

1938-04-17

K M P O'Brien, archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh)

1940-06-23

Stuart Sutcliffe, Edinburgh Scotland, rocker (Beatles)

1941-02-23

Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)

1941-02-25

Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)

1942-12-27

Mike Heron, Edinburgh Scotland, rock musician

1949-08-11

Ian Charleson, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire)

1950-11-14

Penny Thomson, Sean Connery's Edinburgh

1952-03-19

Derek Longmuir, Edinburgh Scotland, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers)

1953-06-20

Alan Longmuir, Edinburgh Scotland, rocker (Bay City Rollers)

1955-10-21

Eric Faulkner, Edinburgh Scotland, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

1958-03-31

Pat McGlynn, Edinburgh, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

1958-08-22

Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)

1960-02-20

Ennio Marchetto, DAAS: The Edinburgh Years

1964-11-13

Richard Fidler, DAAS: The Edinburgh Years

1969-01-13

Stephen Hendry, Edinburgh, Scottish professional snooker player

1969-08-25

Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

1969-12-18

Justin Edinburgh, English footballer

1973-10-22

Kathy Butler, Edinburgh Scotld, Canad 3k/5k runner (Olympic-8-92, 96)

1979-06-27

Aaron Bengtson, Edinburgh Manor

Edinburgh - Notable Weddings

Zara PhillipsJul 30, 2011

Edinburgh - Weddings
Date Event
1970-09-01

"The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

2011-07-30

Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh - Deaths
Date Event
1829-01-28

William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh

1868-04-21

Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh

1899-02-06

Prince Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (b. 1874)

2007-07-09

Penny Thomson, Sean Connery's Edinburgh


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