This essayist and poet is best known for his 'Dictionery of the English Language', published in 1755
He travelled with his friend and biographer, James Boswell
His other famous work was 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets'
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.