15th August 1903 - On this day Aberdeen Football Club played its first match, holding Stenhousemuir to a 1-1 draw.
21st April 1943 - Luftwaffe bombers dropped 130 bombs on Aberdeen, killing ninety-seven civilians and twenty-seven soldiers.
15th August 1963 - On this day Henry John Burnett was hanged at Craiginches Prison, Aberdeen - the last execution to take place in Scotland.
Experience 100 key dates that shaped Aberdeen's history, highlighted its people's genius (or silliness) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of pivotal, social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors to this Scottish city.
Elma McMenemey has lived in or near Aberdeen for many years. A qualified Scottish Blue Badge Guide, she leads tours in and around the city throughout the year. She is also a tourism consultant, specializing in marketing and PR. She is the author of Bloody Scottish History: Aberdeen.