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On This Day: 21st of February

On this day in 1885:

University Union
The Glasgow University Union Committee met for the first time at the Grand Hotel, Glasgow.

On this day in 1932:

Queen Margaret Union
Lady Stirling Maxwell opened the new Queen Margaret Union in the John McIntyre Building, which had previously housed Glasgow University Union.

On this day in 1966:

"The Ref" building opened
The Ref building opened for the first time, situated behind the Round Reading Room and providing catering for 1100 students. In 1982 it was redeveloped with sponsorship from the Clydesdale Bank and then became known as the Hub.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1668
John Thurloe died.

George BondOn this day in 1906
George Bond was born.

On this day in 1914
Frederick Rimmer was born.

On this day in 1857
Andrew Goldie was born.

On this day in 1942
Robert Randolph Bruce died.

On this day in 1862
Alexander David Crawford was born.

On this day in 1864
William Diamond was born.

On this day in 1861
William Lee was born.

On this day in 1873
William Alexander Morton was born.

On this day in 1858
Thomas Muir was born.

On this day in 1865
Robert Alexander Nicolson was born.

On this day in 1886
Christina Barrowman was born.

On this day in 1879
Thomas Macmillan Hunter was born.

On this day in 1879
Alexander Dingwall Kennedy was born.

On this day in 1881
Alexander Leishman was born.

On this day in 1882
John MacLean was born.

On this day in 1877
Alexander Matheson was born.

On this day in 1971
John Morison died.

On this day in 1880
Jane Isabel Robertson was born.

On this day in 1880
John Fraser Steven was born.

On this day in 1889
John Orr Taylor was born.

On this day in 1883
William Kay White was born.

On this day in 1881
James Wilson was born.

On this day in 1889
Martha Wood was born.

On this day in 1890
John Mackie was born.

On this day in 1908
Robert Laws Moffat was born.

On this day in 1891
William Hunter Brown was born.

On this day in 1884
Malcolm Beaton Macrae was born.

On this day in 1980
Edgar Cochrane died.

On this day in 1893
Israel Levine was born.

On this day in 1892
Kenneth John Talbot Wilson was born.