Rahul Sharma

1919 in Scotland

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Centuries:  18th 19th 20th 21st
1919 in Scotland
Decades:  1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s

Events from the year 1919 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — George V
  • Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — Robert Munro
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — James Avon Clyde
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Thomas Brash Morison
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Strathclyde
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Dickson
  • Chairman of the Scottish Land Court — Lord St Vigeans
  • Events

  • 1 January — HMS Iolaire is wrecked on rocks off Stornoway: 205 die.
  • 19 January — The Sunday Post first published under this title in Glasgow.
  • 23 January — "Harbour Riot" in Glasgow: confrontation between white and black merchant seamen.
  • 27 January — General strike call in Glasgow and Belfast.
  • 31 January — Battle of George Square ("Bloody Friday"): The Army is called in (with tanks) to deal with protesters in Glasgow calling for a 40-hour working week.
  • 28 April — Fraserburgh life-boat Lady Rothes, on service to HM Drifter Eminent, suffers two crew swept overboard.
  • 12 May — Traprain Treasure of Roman silver found by archaeologists in East Lothian.
  • 21 June — Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow: Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the interned German fleet in Scapa Flow. Nine German sailors are killed.
  • 2 July — The British airship R34 (built by William Beardmore and Company at Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, 1918–19) takes off from RAF East Fortune to make the first transatlantic flight by dirigible, and the first westbound flight, to Mineola, New York.
  • July — First known female graduate in engineering from a Scottish university, Elizabeth Georgeson at the University of Edinburgh.
  • 25 December — Opening of Cliftonhill stadium in Coatbridge, the home of Albion Rovers F.C. The opening match sees them lose 2–0 to St Mirren.
  • English industrialist William Lever, Baron Leverhulme, buys an estate on the Isle of Harris.
  • Lt.-Col. John MacRae-Gilstrap plans complete reconstruction of the ruined Eilean Donan castle.
  • Births

  • 15 January — John Junor, newspaper editor (died 1997)
  • 21 January — Eric "Winkle" Brown, test pilot (died 2016 in England)
  • 9 April — Iain Moncreiffe, officer of arms (died 1985)
  • 12 May — Peter Cochrane, soldier and publisher (died 2015)
  • 18 May — Hugh Brown, Labour politician (died 2008)
  • 30 May — Eric Lomax, British Army officer and prisoner of war (died 2012 in England)
  • 8 August — Willie Woodburn, international footballer (died 2001)
  • 8 September — Alistair Urquhart, soldier, businessman and author (died 2016)
  • 3 November — Ludovic Kennedy, journalist (died 2009)
  • 6 November — Chic Murray, comedian (died 1985)
  • 11 November — Hamish Henderson, folk song collector (died 2002)
  • Deaths

  • 11 August — Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist (born 1835)
  • 16 August — James Burns, 3rd Baron Inverclyde, shipowner (born 1864)
  • 14 November — John Aitken, meteorologist (born 1839)
  • 10 December — John MacDougall Hay, Church of Scotland minister and novelist, of TB (born 1879)
  • References

    1919 in Scotland Wikipedia


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