John “Jock” Stein was born. Jock became a football player for Celtic F.C. in 1951, later becoming manager of Hibernian, Dunfermline and then Celtic before becoming manage of Scotland in 1978
The H.M.S. Otranto sank in Machir Bay off North Western Islay after it collided in fog with the HMS Kashmir. There were approx. 490 crewmen US servicemen and rescued French Fishermen, of these 468 men were lost, 80 members of the British crew, the 37 French Fishermen and 351 US servicemen leaving only 19 survivors
Helen Clark MacInnes was born in Glasgow. Helen was later to become a novelist writing 21 espionage thrillers such as Assignment in Brittany, Pray for a Brave Heart and Ride a Pale Horse which was her last novel
Rev. Henry Duncan, founder of the first ever savings bank, was born at Lochrutton. A great champion of the poor, he set the bank up in his parish of Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire to assist parishioners who could not afford the 10-pounds deposit required by other banks.
John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute died. He was a scholar, historian, archaeologist, romantic, mystic, and one of the greatest patrons of the arts in the Victorian era.
Thomas Drummond was born in Edinburgh, Thomas was an engineer and the inventor of the Drummond Light and worked for the Ordnance Survey of Ireland before becoming a senior administrator in Ireland
Rail Disaster: 15 people were killed and 35 injured when two trains collided head on in a cutting a mile and a half north east of Winchburgh, West Lothian
Mary Queen of Scots and her half-brother James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, defeated George, the 4th Earl of Huntly at the Battle of Corrichie. The Stewart’s aimed to rein in his ambition’s
Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald of Paisley and of Ochiltree, Marquess of Maranhão in the Empire of Brazil died in London from complications during a kidney stone operation. Admiral Cochrane achieved fame as one of the most daring Captains of the Napoleonic war