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21 April

18th-century Edinburgh

21 April 1703: Following a number of devastating fires in the city of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Act was passed for the formation of a ‘Company for Quenching of Fires’.

21 April 1746: The City of Glasgow holds celebrations to mark the defeat of the Jacobites at the battle of Culloden fought on 16 April.

21 April 1943: 30 Luftwaffe Dornier 217 bombers of Kampfgruppe 2, flying from Stavanger in Norway, launched a raid on Aberdeen. Over 120 people were killed and around 10,000 buildings were destroyed or damaged in the attack.

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