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On This Day: 1st of February

On this day in 1884:

Bute and Randolph Halls
Bute Hall, 1986The Bute and Randolph Halls were officially opened at a conversazione given by the professors. The Scotsman reported that "by 9 o'clock the halls afforded a gay and attractive spectacle. The whole suite of rooms were brilliantly illuminated by the electric light, eight arcs and sixty-two incandescent lamps being in use." The band of the 93rd Highlanders and the University Choir provided musical entertainment for nearly 2,000 guests.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1985
Frederick Martin died.

Andrew Watt KayOn this day in 2011
Sir Andrew Kay died.

On this day in 1864
Peter Cowie Bryce was born.

On this day in 1863
Alexander Campbell was born.

On this day in 1870
David Christie was born.

On this day in 1874
John Graham Cranmer was born.

On this day in 1872
John Donald was born.

On this day in 1867
Andrew Halliday was born.

On this day in 1875
Joseph Milton Thornley was born.

On this day in 1887
Muir Burns was born.

On this day in 1889
Elsie Florence Farquharson was born.

On this day in 1924
Mungo Ferguson died.

On this day in 1955
William Woodburn Gillan died.

On this day in 1881
George Stuart Gordon was born.

On this day in 1881
William Crawford Grieve was born.

On this day in 1885
Daniel Christopher Hayes was born.

On this day in 1886
Albert Graham Keane was born.

On this day in 1888
Ann Thomson Martin was born.

On this day in 1886
Jeanie Douglas McWhirter was born.

On this day in 1879
Alexander MacMillan Pollock was born.

On this day in 1888
Grace Hill Stark was born.

On this day in 1888
Annie Ida Sutherland Strachan was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Reid was born.

Radhaballabh Chanda, Matriculation 1947-48On this day in 1920
Dr Radhaballabh Chanda was born.

Francis L. CardozoOn this day in 1837
Francis Lewis Cardozo was born.

On this day in 1892
Jeanie Meikle Baird was born.

On this day in 1889
John Rankin was born.

James Duncan, 1893On this day in 1813
James Duncan was born.

Charles Coventry Anderson, matriculation slip 1908-09On this day in 1888
Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson was born.

On this day in 1964
William Hugh Robba died.

On this day in 1891
John Kelly was born.

On this day in 1893
Arnot Campbell Hepburn was born.