On This Day: 10th of April

On this day in 1784:

Edmund Burke
The politician and philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was installed as Rector of the University. He is reported to have ended his address in the Common Hall abruptly after about five minutes, apologising later that he "had never before addressed so learned an audience".

On this day in 1888:

Caeserean Sections
Murdoch Cameron carried out the first Caesarean Section under modern antiseptic conditions. The operation was performed on Catherine Colquhoun at the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital (popularly known as "Rottenrow").

On this day in 1907:

Application by SRC for use of Hunterian Library for Dance
There was a submitted letter, dated 10th April, 1907, from the Students' Representative Council, requesting permission to use the Hunterian Library on the evening of the Students' Dance on 24 April. The Court regretted that they were unable to grant use of the Hunterian Library, but directed the Secretary to reply that they are quite agreeable to grant the use of the Randolph Hall, the Court Room, and the corridor adjoining.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1853
William Smart was born.

On this day in 1872
James Slater Dunlop was born.

On this day in 1872
Malcom Dunlop was born.

On this day in 1867
Alexander Lewis McLeod was born.

On this day in 1771
John Waddel was born.

Robert EdwardsOn this day in 2013
Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards died.

On this day in 1888
William Bennett was born.

On this day in 1885
Alexander Johnston Couper was born.

On this day in 1882
John Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1867
William Henry Ferran was born.

On this day in 1890
James William Ingram was born.

On this day in 1918
Hugh MacTavish died.

On this day in 1884
Agnes Jack McMillan was born.

On this day in 1881
Andrew Brown McPherson was born.

On this day in 1872
David Miller was born.

On this day in 1880
John Macdonald Richardson was born.

On this day in 1878
Thomas Grieve Wright was born.

On this day in 1883
Claude William Johnston Barker was born.

On this day in 1910
Wacław Litauer was born.

On this day in 1945
Hermann Georg Fiedler died.

On this day in 1887
Thomas Jack was born.

On this day in 1881
Archibald Naismith was born.