On This Day: 15th of April

On this day in 1712:

Student extruded
The Faculty considered "a complaint against Mr Joseph Stedman, student of Divinity" and found it "clearly proven that he... had been guilty of several acts of drunkenness, the last act whereof mentioned by the witnesses was very nigh the Lord's Day being late on Saturday night, that he had threatened if he got not the drink he would burn the College, and that he had spoken most opprobiously of the masters and in particular of the Principal; all of which being gross immoralities and disorders and highly aggravated by his being a student of Divinity and lately a tutor to other students... the Faculty do extrude him as unworthy to be any longer a member of this University."

Births and Deaths

MS Cullen 141On this day in 1710
William Cullen was born.

David MurrayOn this day in 1842
David Murray was born.

On this day in 1977
Graham Wilson died.

On this day in 1873
Donald MacLean was born.

On this day in 1872
James Thomson Taylor was born.

On this day in 1866
James Gilfillan was born.

On this day in 1865
Charles Silvester Horne was born.

On this day in 1869
William Irwin was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert James was born.

On this day in 1861
Daniel Kerr was born.

On this day in 1873
Coll Archibald MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1855
Kenneth McKenzie was born.

On this day in 1863
Henry Mason was born.

On this day in 1874
Arthur Stanley Middleton was born.

On this day in 1872
Alexander Shearer was born.

On this day in 1888
John Craig Waddell died.

On this day in 1864
Robert Peter George Williamson was born.

On this day in 1865
Walter Wingate was born.

On this day in 1885
Elizabeth Ramsay Anderson was born.

On this day in 1877
Matthew Babington was born.

On this day in 1875
David Louis Cairns was born.

On this day in 1884
William Johnstone Dow was born.

On this day in 1868
John Macintyre was born.

On this day in 1885
William Campbell MacKie was born.

On this day in 1885
Angus Nicolson was born.

On this day in 1868
William Park was born.

On this day in 1878
Thomas Hood Rankin was born.

On this day in 1876
Allan Marshall Ritchie was born.

Martha Hunter Scott, graduation 1903On this day in 1870
Martha Hunter Scott was born.

On this day in 1872
John Scoular Thomson was born.

On this day in 1881
James Mitchell Walker was born.

On this day in 1887
William Wright was born.

On this day in 1876
Jessie Reid Wylie was born.

On this day in 1890
Chetai Yu was born.

Archie MackenzieOn this day in 2012
Archie MacKenzie died.

On this day in 1890
William Cameron Davidson was born.

On this day in 1891
Grace Agnes Macaulay was born.

Trocchi entry in the Matriculation AlbumOn this day in 1984
Alexander Trocchi died.

On this day in 1892
William Gray was born.

On this day in 1892
Elsie May Kelly was born.

On this day in 1895
George Keith Fulton was born.