On 10th of November 1871 American journalist Henry Morton Stanley met the Scottish explorer, missionary and campaigner against slavery Dr David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa
On 3rd of November 1957, the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) launched a rocket containing the dog Laika in it.
On this day, 27th of October 1955, Rebel Without A Cause had its premiere in Los Angeles, California.
Georg Ludwig von Hannover was crowned as King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.
He was to become one of Scotland’s greatest portrait painters.
On this day, 6th of October 1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovered the oral polio vaccine.
On this day , 29th of September 1853, the ‘Annie Jane’ was wrecked close to Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.
Benjamin Franklin,published a hoax letter criticising Britain’s colonial policies in the American colonies.
On the 15th of September 1830 the first passenger died as a result of a railway train incident.
On 8th of September 1932 Patsy Cline, country singer, was born in Winchester Virginia, USA.