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On This Day: 8th of December

On this day in 1794:

Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Glasgow Royal Infirmary opened for the treatment of patients.

On this day in 1905:

Smoking
It was noted in the Court Minutes that "the practice of smoking in the quadrangles etc of the University having become common among students, it was agreed to fix up a notice... prohibiting this."

Births and Deaths

Mary , Queen of ScotsOn this day in 1542
Queen Mary was born.

William RennieOn this day in 1957
William Rennie died.

Ian SneddonOn this day in 1919
Ian Sneddon was born.

On this day in 1858
Alexander Campbell died.

On this day in 1864
John Hunter Tait was born.

On this day in 1866
Malcolm Duncan MacPherson was born.

On this day in 1868
William Robert Muir was born.

On this day in 1863
James Alston was born.

On this day in 1881
John Cameron was born.

On this day in 1879
William Clark was born.

On this day in 1879
David George Somerville Gartshore was born.

On this day in 1889
John Graham was born.

On this day in 1878
James Alex. Russell Henderson was born.

On this day in 1875
Stephen Hutchison was born.

On this day in 1887
Dugald Lauder was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert May was born.

On this day in 1878
Alexander McDonald was born.

Symington Macdonald Matriculation Slip 1912-13On this day in 1966
Symington Macdonald died.

On this day in 1841
Thomas Watson died.

On this day in 1894
Edith Margaret John was born.

On this day in 1892
Andrew Bernard was born.

On this day in 1890
Jane Ogilvie Henderson was born.

On this day in 1893
Edith Martin McCulloch was born.

On this day in 1935
Dr Suzanne Ullmann was born.

On this day in 1894
Margaret Laidlaw Shields was born.