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Kirkbean, Dumfries. He become the best known naval commander of the American Revolutionary war and his exploits earned him an international reputation. He died in Paris, France aged 45 on 18 July 1792

cotland has much to celebrate and commemorate from the births and deaths of worthy persons to notable events in history. Here’s a brief guide to some of the events and dates worth remembering this June.


1728 July 3 - Architect and interior designer Robert Adam was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife. His neoclassical designs influenced the development of Western architecture, both in Europe and North America.

1274 July 11 - Robert the Bruce was born at Turnberry Castle in Ayrshire. Want to know what he looked like? See here


1747 July 6 - Father of the US Navy John Paul Jones was born

1878 July 14 - Actor Donald Meek, best known as Mr Peacock in the 1939 John Wayne movie Stagecoach, was born in Glasgow. He appeared in over 100 movies and has a posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1882 July 27 - Birth of actor Donald Crisp who despite almost always playing a Scot in movies, such as

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