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On This Day: 14th of January

On this day in 1460:

The Hamilton Building
Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow (c1410-1479), 1st Baron Hamilton, gifted his house and land in High Street to Duncan Bunch, Principal Regent in the Faculty of Arts. The University remained on the site in High Street, rebuilding and extending its buildings there, until the move to Gilmorehil in 1870.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1942
John Miller Hannah of Girvan Mains died.

On this day in 1859
Leonard Gow was born.

Rodney HirstOn this day in 1999
Rodney Hirst died.

Janet SpensOn this day in 1963
Janet Spens died.

On this day in 1864
Peter Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1865
James Gifford was born.

On this day in 1862
William Lindsay was born.

Dr George MiddletonOn this day in 1853
George Stevenson Middleton was born.

Alexander Gibson (second left), with Gyorgy Ligeti, Martin Dalby and Peter Maxwell Davies at Musica Nova organised jointly by the University and the Scottish National Orchestra, 1973On this day in 1995
Sir Alexander Gibson died.

On this day in 1889
Archibald Barton was born.

On this day in 1879
Ernest Cecil Burnett was born.

On this day in 1874
Ethel Lily Chapman was born.

John Graham CoatsOn this day in 1886
John Graham Coats was born.

On this day in 1890
Alexander John Gibson was born.

On this day in 1882
Lizzie Macnaughton Jardine was born.

On this day in 1882
William Ferguson Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1874
Donald Macleod was born.

On this day in 1880
Niel Boyd Macmillan was born.

On this day in 1884
Janet Isabel Macphail was born.

On this day in 1873
Neil McCallum was born.

On this day in 1874
Wm.Ferguson McGlashan was born.

On this day in 1877
John Shearer was born.

On this day in 1877
Edith Marian Sladden was born.

On this day in 1886
Frank Ritchie Wilson was born.

On this day in 1891
Namjie Jack Whitehead was born.

On this day in 1891
Douglas Donald MacAlister Eastwood was born.

Konrad Singer On this day in 2013
Konrad Singer died.

On this day in 1919
Carlton Elisha Francis was born.

Charles Kenneth Thursby-Pelham, 1939On this day in 1959
Charles Kenneth Thursby-Pelham died.

On this day in 1909
John Paul Jones Paton was born.

On this day in 1890
William Mackintosh Kerr was born.

On this day in 1894
Janet Girvan Scott was born.