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On This Day: 17th of May

On this day in 1865:

First Meeting of the Joint Sub-Committee
A joint sub-committee of the University's Senate, General Council and "gentlemen unconnected with the College" was formed to discuss fundraising the needed £100,000 by public subscription to cover the costs of the University's new sites and buildings. The result of the meeting was a very large campaign that sought contributions from Glasgow and the West of Scotland, as well as Canada, the United States, India, Shanghai and Singapore.

On this day in 1999:

Donald Dewar appointed First Minister of Scotland
Donald Dewar StatueAppointed the first First Minister of Scotland, Donald Dewar presided over a coalition administration of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.

Births and Deaths

Sir Donald MacAlisterOn this day in 1854
Sir Donald MacAlister 1st Baronet was born.

Donald RobertsonOn this day in 1926
Donald Robertson was born.

On this day in 1901
George Hibberd was born.

On this day in 1865
Hugh Young Arnott was born.

On this day in 1864
Samuel James Baird was born.

On this day in 1863
Hugh Dryden Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1869
Walter Isaac Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1873
John Gordon was born.

On this day in 1866
Andrew Fisher Lochhead was born.

On this day in 1868
William James McKendrick was born.

On this day in 1867
John Wilson Mathie was born.

On this day in 1867
Peter Paterson was born.

On this day in 1948
James Laurie White died.

On this day in 1885
Jean Simpson Baird was born.

On this day in 1880
John Chalmers Brechin was born.

On this day in 1883
Duncan William Campbell was born.

On this day in 1881
William Ramsay Campbell was born.

On this day in 1907
William Marley Elliott was born.

On this day in 1877
James Hunter was born.

On this day in 1887
Ruby Jex Long was born.

On this day in 1885
Alexander Macdonald was born.

On this day in 1884
Robert Rankin was born.

On this day in 1886
William Stevely was born.

On this day in 1875
John Frederick Thomson was born.

On this day in 1885
John Anderson Turner was born.

On this day in 1889
John Pettigrew Weir was born.

On this day in 1887
Mary Alexander Scott was born.

On this day in 1891
Mary Miller Stirling was born.

On this day in 1891
Alexander Campbell was born.

On this day in 1892
Joseph Henderson Milligan was born.

On this day in 1915
Private George Waldo Allan died.

On this day in 1873
James Watson died.

On this day in 1891
John Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1893
Magdalena Hunter Henderson was born.

On this day in 1883
James Scott Kinross was born.

On this day in 1894
Jane Helen Murray was born.

On this day in 1894
Charlotte Mary Fleming was born.

On this day in 1895
Jane Gentles Johnston was born.