February 12 – 1426 sometime this year. Battle of Harpsdale – Clan MacKay had invaded Caithness from the west and Harpsdale was where the local clans of Clan Gunn and Clan Keith.
Caithness and NorthCoast Sutherland. Dunbeath Heritage Centre portrays early settlers, crofting, fishing and the life of writer Neil Gunn. Laidhay Croft Museum brings the farming past to life, while, further north, clan history is portrayed in the Clan Gunn Museum by Latheron. www.visithighlands.com
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1427 sometime this year. Battle of Drumnacoub fought between members of the Clan MacKay and also men of the Clan Murray and Clan Sutherland. 4 centuries later, David McKay from Caithness Scotland reared a son, David O. McKay who became president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ . According to the Aberdeen Evening News (12 August 1953), President McKay could “lapse into a Scottish accent with ease.” 74, 75 CONVEYANCE & CONTRIBUTION: MORMON SCOTS GATHER TO AN AMERICAN ZION, History Scotland magazine – Vol.5.4 – July/August 2005
1429 – English forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings). Scots Guards serve the French King, Garde Écossaise.
Journée des Harengs (From Les Vigiles de Charles VII by Martial d’Auvergne, written c.1477-84, held by Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.)
1553 (the year 1554 would not begin until March 25) Lady Jane Grey, age 16, was beheaded for treason, upon orders of Queen Mary Tudor , after reigning as queen of England for nine days. Born circa. 1537 – 12 February 1553), known as Lady Jane Dudley after her marriage or the Nine Days Queen, As Mary Tudor’s grand daughter, her great Aunt was the late Margaret Stewart (nee Tudor, Douglas, Stewart) dowager queen of Scots.
1599 never happened in Scotland. Dating its years from the birth of Jesus Christ, so that ‘’ every nation, kindred, every ear shall hear, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess, Jesus Christ is Lord,’’ thru computer software applications and aviation, the Christian calendar has been adopted world wide for the Musselmen of Islam, the Buddhist, Confucian, Hindu, nativist, Jew, agnostic, or atheist (Isaiah 45:23, 1 Kings 19:18, Philippians 2:11, Romans 14:11, confirmed in modern times Mosiah 16:1, 27:31, Doctrine and Covenants 76:110, 88:104.)
1692 – Orders for massacre at Glencoe TG 58-13.
1715-1716 Sometime in February. Earl of Seaforth armed in island of Lewis TG 73-431.
1751 did not occur in England, Ireland, British North America, and British colonies, as 1751 only had 282 days due to the Calendar Act of 1750. But 1751 did occur in Scotland, as 1751 had 365 days. The solar or tropical year is equal to the time interval between vernal equinoxes in successive years.
1809 – Abraham Lincoln, born, was the 16th president of the United States of America. “On the same day [August 22, 23, 1877] these ordinances were performed, President Woodruff records in his journal that he baptized brother McAllister for 21, including Gen Washington & his forefathers and all the Presidents of the United States that were on my list except Buchanan, Van Buren & Grant… .Sister Lucy Bigelow Young went Forth into the font and was Baptized for Martha Washington and her family and seventy (70) of the Eminent women of the world… .There were Baptized in all to day 682” (Woodruff, Journal 7:367-69)–Arnold K. Garr, Epilogue, Christopher Columbus, p. 71-73.
1939 Firth of Clyde. “U-33” on a minelaying operation in the Firth of Clyde, eastern Scotland was sunk by minesweeper “Gleaner”. www.naval-history.net
1942 Captains of the Clouds released. War adventure romance aviation propaganda movie. Features Scots bonnets on the Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms, and bag pipers on parade, posters for the Black Watch. Squadron flying, bi plane, single engine single wing flying, bush pilots.
1993 Groundhog Day released. Rita, the Producer, played by Andie MacDowell quotes the last 5 lines of Sir Walter Scott’s My Native Land.
Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.
Theatrical release poster. Rosalie Anderson “Andie” MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, the daughter of Pauline “Paula” Johnston (née Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive of Scottish descent.
2004 Queen for Nine Days Lady Jane Grey
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