On This Day: 24th of February

On this day in 1660:

Town Council Grants a Licence to the University
Old College - ForehallThe Town Council grants the University a licence 'to put out their balconie stones att the Colledge yeatt.' This refers to two huge bracketed stone balconies that sat on either side of the High Street's entrance arch.

On this day in 1915:

Unveiling of Portraits of Professor Archibald Barr
Archibald Barr, 1891Portraits of Emeritus Professor Archibald Barr were unveiled in the Bute Hall.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1919
David Flint was born.

Raj K Kohli, graduate schedule, 1955, BScOn this day in 1982
Raj Kumar Kohli died.

On this day in 1923
Tony Thomas was born.

On this day in 1870
John Gibson Anderson was born.

On this day in 1949
Rev. James Barr died.

On this day in 1867
David Fraser Harris was born.

On this day in 1872
James Robertson was born.

On this day in 1859
Edward Williams was born.

On this day in 1881
Alexander Cunninghame Barbour was born.

On this day in 1885
Alexander Clubb was born.

On this day in 1883
James Dunbar was born.

On this day in 1879
Margaret Graham Fulson was born.

On this day in 1879
Margaret Conchie Raphael McFarlane was born.

On this day in 1878
Alexander Sellar was born.

On this day in 1874
James Smith was born.

On this day in 1876
George Henry Wildish was born.

Garabed Yeghia Yardumian, MBChB 1907On this day in 1965
Garabed Yeghia Yardumian died.

James Macrae, Final Year Medical Dinner Book, 1934On this day in 1911
James Macrae was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Neilson was born.

On this day in 1890
Baron George Steinheil was born.

On this day in 1900
Leverett E Akins died.

On this day in 2005
Robin Jenkins died.

On this day in 1887
Cecilia Smail Turnbull Anderson was born.

On this day in 1891
James Munro was born.

On this day in 1889
George Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1890
William James Craig was born.

On this day in 1886
August Frederick Palmer Beck was born.

On this day in 1919
Robert Dickie was born.

On this day in 1892
James Brown Fisher was born.

On this day in 1887
Alexander John Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 2015
Joseph Beltrami died.

On this day in 1894
James Hamilton Shearer was born.