On This Day: 12th of May

On this day in 1999:

First meeting of the Scottish Parliament
Following a referendum in 1997, in which the Scottish electorate gave their consent, the current Parliament was established by the Scotland Act 1998, which sets out its powers as a devolved legislature. The first meeting of the new Parliament took place on 12 May 1999

Births and Deaths

John Smith's matriculation record page 2, 1956On this day in 1994
John Smith died.

Lord WeirOn this day in 1877
Sir William Douglas Weir 1st Viscount Weir was born.

Edward McGirrOn this day in 2003
Edward McGirr died.

On this day in 1852
William Thomson died.

On this day in 1858
William Menzies Alexander was born.

On this day in 1862
Claude Hooper Bater was born.

On this day in 1874
William Henry Lang was born.

On this day in 1861
Hugh Miller was born.

On this day in 1867
Hugh Montgomery Rankin was born.

On this day in 1863
William Wallace was born.

On this day in 1964
Agnes Forbes Blackadder died.

On this day in 1886
Hector Mackay Calder was born.

On this day in 1877
Gertrude Jane Campbell was born.

On this day in 1880
Mitchell Innes Dick was born.

On this day in 1889
Leander Lowrie Fyfe was born.

On this day in 1879
John Graham was born.

On this day in 1872
Thomas Macready Napier was born.

On this day in 1890
Amelia Paterson was born.

On this day in 1888
Sarah Marjory Stirling was born.

On this day in 1882
William Alexander Stuart was born.

On this day in 1884
Maggie Telfer was born.

On this day in 1885
Arthur Stanley Wallace was born.

On this day in 1890
George Douglas MacLellan was born.

On this day in 1887
Lucy MacBean Ross was born.

Walter Fox, Matriculation Slip 1880-81 On this day in 1865
Walter Fox was born.

On this day in 1891
Alfred Holm Kennedy was born.

On this day in 1889
Annie Rankine McKail was born.

On this day in 1878
John McGarvie Hutcheson died.

Portrait of Alexander Kennedy in Port of SpainOn this day in 1804
Reverend Alexander Kennedy was born.

Alan DyerOn this day in 2014
Alan McKenzie Dyer died.

On this day in 1895
May Elizabeth MacIver was born.

George Grey's Matriculation SlipOn this day in 2013
George William Gray died.