In 1613 the cleric George Gillespie was born. A leader of the Church of Scotland, Gillespie negotiated with the Church of England for the freedom of the Scottish Church to diverge from Anglican doctrine and worship. Gillespie died in December 1648.
Do you know this man? Born in Scotland, he may be the most famous tea figure ever? Stop for a minute and think. You have had his tea. Give up? It is Sir Thomas Lipton, born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1848.
Tartan DayIf you've got Scottish roots, or you're a self-proclaimed Scot-o-phile, then today's the day to celebrate! April 6 is National Tartan Day, when the over 11 million people of Scottish heritage within the United States are celebrated for their contributions to the country. This date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6 in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims.