On this day in Scottish history

O2 January 1971,

Sport: Ibrox Disaster. In what was the worst disaster in Scottish sporting history, sixty people were killed at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, home of Glasgow Rangers. Most were crushed to death at Stairway 13 when they were hurrying for the exits. Newpaper reports spoke of a two metre high pile of bodies.

 

Politics: 1293 King John Balliol declares null the treaty of Birgham and all Anglo-Scottish agreements made during the interregnum; 1792: Thomas Muir, lawyer and political activist, arrested and charged with sedition.

 

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About malcolmarchibald

Happily married for 34 years to Cathy, I have three grown children and live in the depths of Moray in northern Scotland. I was educated in Edinburgh and Dundee and work as a lecturer in Inverness, while writing historical books, both fiction and fact.
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