This politician is generally regarded as the first Prime Minister
His official post was First Lord of the Treasury (1721-1742)
He took over more and more control due to the long absences (and disinterest) of George I and II
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.