Today in History - July 24

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Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 by

1411 – The Battle of Harlaw was a Scottish clan battle fought just north of Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. It was one of a series of battles fought during the Middle Ages between the barons of northeast Scotland against those from the west coast.

Site of the Battle of Harlaw (StreetView)
Site of the Battle of Harlaw

2009 – The Rudine derailment occurred near the village of Rudine in southern Croatia, on the Zagreb-Split railway line. The accident caused the deaths of 6 people, and 55 have been injured.

Rudine derailment (Google Maps)
Rudine derailment