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Famous dates in Glasgow:
5th of August 1305 : William Wallace is captured by the English
13rd of May 1568 : The Battle of Langside
23rd of June 1725 : Malt Tax Riots Begin
12th of October 1823 : First Mackintosh Sold
17th of June 1867 : Lister performs the first operation using an antiseptic.
13rd of March 1872 : Formation of Scottish Football Association
30th of November 1872 : 1st international Football Match - Scotland V England
4th of October 1883 : The Boys Brigade is founded
14th of December 1896 : Glasgow Subway Opens
31st of January 1919 : Battle of George Square
10th of May 1941 : Rudolf Hess lands in Scotland
28th of March 1960 : Fire Claims 19 Glasgow Firefighters
2nd of January 1971 : Ibrox Disaster Claims 66 Lives
29th of November 1985 : Glasgow Gas Blast
30th of June 2007 : Terror Attack on Glasgow Airport

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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. - Edmund Burke
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On this day:
Chaucer gives 1st recital of Canterbury Tales - 1397, Peak District is designated Britain's first national park - 1951
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