On This Day: 11th of February

On this day in 1909:

Westerlands
Westerlands Pavilion, c1960Andrew Carnegie donated £1,000 towards the cost of a new University recreation ground at Anniesland.

On this day in 1960:

Inauguration of the Modern Languages Building
The Modern Languages building (now Alexander Stone Building) was formally inaugurated by His Excellency, the Ambassador of France, Monsieur Jean Chauvel

Births and Deaths

Ralph William PickfordOn this day in 1903
Ralph Pickford was born.

Sir Alec and Lady CairncrossOn this day in 1911
Sir Alec Cairncross was born.

John Hutton BalfourOn this day in 1884
John Hutton Balfour died.

William John Brownlow RiddellOn this day in 1899
William Riddell was born.

On this day in 1939
Wilhelmina Behan was born.

John Buchan's novel, The Thirty Nine Steps, front coverOn this day in 1940
John Buchan died.

On this day in 1877
David Pinkerton Fleming was born.

On this day in 1869
Peter MacLean Smyth was born.

On this day in 1867
John Finaly Boa was born.

On this day in 1868
John Young 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 1926
Sir Alexander Gibson was born.

On this day in 1880
George Carstairs was born.

On this day in 1882
Donald Carswell was born.

On this day in 1880
Isabella Milligan Fraser was born.

On this day in 1876
Jessie Sophie Beatrix Hunter was born.

On this day in 1887
John Jackson was born.

On this day in 1887
Annie Ferguson McLintock was born.

On this day in 1877
Burgess McPhee was born.

On this day in 1876
Andrew Paterson was born.

On this day in 1881
Herbert Muir Simpson was born.

On this day in 1888
Bryce Kerr Nairn Wyllie was born.

On this day in 1889
Cecil Wm. Fletcher Greenhill was born.

Ivan Sutherland, PhD thesis 1924On this day in 1952
Ivan Lorin George Sutherland died.

Tatsu Okubo with Watts family in GlasgowOn this day in 1941
Tatsu Okubo died.

David Taylor's Matriculation SlipOn this day in 1934
David Taylor was born.

On this day in 1852
David Watson died.

On this day in 1793
Ralph Fisher died.

On this day in 1888
Isabella Millar Field Cowie was born.

On this day in 1890
John McDonald was born.

On this day in 1889
Walter Hart MacGregor was born.

On this day in 1888
Stuart Robertson was born.

On this day in 1895
William Watson was born.

On this day in 1967
Gilbert McIntosh died.

On this day in 1892
Annette Graham Mann was born.

On this day in 1896
Janet McGeachy Calder was born.