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This Day in British History

Historical trivia, births, deaths, events, kings, queens, and all of the peculiar quirkiness that makes British history so much fun!


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.



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