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On This Day in the Inner Forth

January

5th January 1769 - James Watt patents the 'separate condenser', Patent no.913

21st January 1822 - Last court held at Clackmannan Tolbooth Cross

February

5th February 1920 - Stirling and Bridge of Allen Tramway Company closes

13th February 1744 - Birth of David Allen 

25th February 1809 - Death of John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

March

11th March 1912 - Bo'ness Hippodrome opens

April

21st April 1740 - Sir Robert Preston of Valleyfield born

30th April 1964 - Valleyfield-Bo'ness coal tunnel opens

May

9th May 1732 - John Erskine 23rd/6th Earl of Mar, dies in Paris

22nd May 1672 - Birth of Andrew Stein

June

30th June 1959 - Bo'ness Harbour closes to commercial trade after nearly 400 years

July

1st July 1939 - Central Scotland Airport is officially opened in Grangemouth

6th July 1732 - Charles Bruce, 6th Earl of Elgin and 9th of Kincardine, born

19th July 1940 - The story of King's Park FC

August

26th August 1787 - Robert Burns is 'knighted' by Lady Catherine of Clackmannan

September

20th September 1842 - Sir James Dewar born in Kincardine

October

1st October 1885 - Alloa Swing Bridge opens

12th October 1511 - The 'Great' Michael is launched for the first time

25th October 1855 - Grace Cadell, pioneer physician and suffragette, born in Bo'ness

29th October 1936 - Kincardine Bridge opens

31st October - Halloween stories from around the Inner Forth

November

29th November 1818 - George Brown, Canadian politician, born in Alloa

December

14th December 1775 - Admiral Thomas Cochrane born

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