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On This Day: 13th of October

On this day in 1648:

Oliver Cromwell meets Zachary Boyd
Zachary BoydZachary Boyd preached to Oliver Cromwell in a service at Glasgow Cathedral. After the service, Cromwell invited Boyd back to his lodgings and prayed with him for three hours.

On this day in 1908:

Union Extension
Lord and Lady Newlands opened an extension to Glasgow University Union's John McIntyre Building. The cost of the building work was £5,500 and included the provision of a new hall and an extension to the dining room.

On this day in 1908:

Woodrow Wilson Regrets...
Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, wrote to decline an invitation from the Conservative and Liberal Clubs, to stand for Rector: "It would be very delightful to go to Glasgow again and have the honour of delivering the Rectorial Address, but alas, I am doing what I must and not what I would."

Births and Deaths

John MacCormickOn this day in 1961
John MacCormick died.

Forrester CockburnOn this day in 1934
Forrester Cockburn was born.

Lawrence WeaverOn this day in 1948
Lawrence Weaver was born.

On this day in 1964
Harold Wilson died.

On this day in 1851
Peter Adam was born.

On this day in 1864
William Caird Kerr was born.

On this day in 1911
William Lang died.

On this day in 1867
Arthur Lawton was born.

On this day in 1859
Thomas Melbourne Martin was born.

On this day in 1861
Roderick Alexander MacLeod was born.

On this day in 1873
James Mair was born.

On this day in 1861
David Moffat was born.

On this day in 1866
William Morton was born.

On this day in 1870
Andrew Christie Park was born.

On this day in 1863
Canon James Cameron Todd was born.

On this day in 1877
Jessie Burnside was born.

On this day in 1889
John Burt was born.

On this day in 1885
David Carson was born.

On this day in 1883
Edward O'Driscoll Graham was born.

On this day in 1889
Margaret McCulloch McMillan was born.

On this day in 1879
Robert Alexander Slater was born.

On this day in 1874
John Turnbull was born.

On this day in 1894
Sören Anton Eide was born.

On this day in 1892
Marion Rose Gordon was born.

On this day in 1892
Margaret Stevenson Anderson was born.

On this day in 1895
Isabella Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1894
Frank Young Henderson was born.

On this day in 1893
Janet Nicol Miller was born.