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Re: Sinclair Dates


Good calendar comments lately.  Keep 'em coming.

All the changes noted here may be seen in


which may also be found by looking in


under History in the navbar on the left,
and then under Timeline.

>To: sinclair@mids.org
>Subject: Re: Sinclair Dates and more about "the" Bruce.
>From: Niven Sinclair <niven@niven.co.uk>
>Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 09:09:27 +0100
>    As there were many Earls of Orkney called Magnus, it may be as well
>   to state that it was Magnus V who signed the Declaration of Arbroath
>   on 4th April, 1320.

OK, fixed.

Also, please note that the information about Jarl Magnus signing the
Declaration of Arbroath came from Malcolm Caithness, and each such
entry that appears in the timeline has a link to his timeline at


Free advertising for the Earl's web pages, if you will.

>Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 01:07:38 EDT
>From: Tentcavalier2@aol.com
>Subject: Re: Sinclair Dates
>In a message dated 4/4/2000 12:27:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time, jsq@mids.org 
><<  April 4. In 1320: Declaration of Arbroath. >>
>April 6, 1320

Indeed, you're right.  I don't know where I got 4 April.
I see Niven had the same date.

However, the document itself (at least in Latin and English transcriptions)
clearly says 

  Given at the monastery of Arbroath in Scotland on the sixth day of
  the month of April in the year of grace thirteen hundred and twenty
  and the fifteenth year of the reign of our King aforesaid.

  Datum apud Monasterium de Abirbrothoc in Scocis Sexto die mensis
  Aprilis Anno gracie Millesimo Trescentesimo vicesimo Anno vero
  Regni Regis nostri supradicti Quinto decimo.

I've fixed the timeline to have 6 April.

>Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 06:52:36 -0500
>From: "JULIE HEDRICK" <JHEDRICK@usagroup.com>
>Subject: Happy Tartan Day
>April 6th is National Tartan Day in the United States. 

Interesting.  Added, with a link to


In there I see mentioned that Canada (or at least Canada and other
provinces) declared that day National Tartan Day before the U.S. did.

Also note that there's an International Tartan Day on 1 July,
which is the date the Act of Proscription was repealed in 1782.

John S. Quarterman <jsq@mids.org>
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