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On this day in 1570, James Hamilton shot and killed James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, in the first recorded assassination using a firearm.
The Earl of Moray, during his brief term of office as the Regent of Scotland, was on his way to Edinburgh to meet James Douglas, 4th earl of Morton, and others, so discuss the rendition of English rebels.
A year later, Morton became Regent of Scotland.
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