On This Day: 16th of January

On this day in 1780:

Battle of Cape St Vincent
A British fleet defeated a French force at the Battle of Cape St Vincent off the coast of Portugal. Sir Charles Henry Knowles (1754-1831), a University alumnus, was Commander of HMS Goliath at the battle.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1632
Anne Hamilton Duchess of Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1951
James Cusator Wards was born.

Percy Pilcher and "Bat"On this day in 1867
Percy Pilcher was born.

On this day in 1743
Patrick Wilson was born.

Peter SweetOn this day in 2005
Peter Sweet died.

Douglas MacDowellOn this day in 2010
Douglas Maurice MacDowell died.

Professor Peter WalshOn this day in 2013
Professor Peter Walsh died.

On this day in 1871
Foster Henry Bardwell was born.

On this day in 1871
Thomas McNay was born.

On this day in 1869
James Hunter Craig was born.

On this day in 1875
William Wright Loggie was born.

On this day in 1865
Ferdinand Rees was born.

On this day in 1864
William Chalmers Smith was born.

On this day in 1884
Agnes Cowie Steel Brown was born.

On this day in 1883
Murdo Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1883
John Cameron was born.

On this day in 1877
Agnes Muir Connor was born.

On this day in 1889
Nicolas Gebbie was born.

On this day in 1884
Elizabeth Murray Gribben was born.

On this day in 1889
Margaret Walker Hutchison was born.

On this day in 1878
James Roy McVail was born.

On this day in 1886
Archibald Campbell Munro was born.

On this day in 1880
George Douglas Reith was born.

On this day in 1878
David Riddell was born.

On this day in 1962
Sir James Mann Wordie died.

James Duncan Robertson matriculation 1929-30On this day in 1912
James Duncan Robertson was born.

On this day in 1890
Alexander Muir Gibson was born.

On this day in 1890
Thomas Stewart Sergeant was born.

Robert William Service, courtesy of Anne Service LongepeOn this day in 1874
Robert William Service was born.

On this day in 1891
Elizabeth Watson Smith was born.

On this day in 1816
William Forlong was born.

Drissa McQuarr Yilla, MBChB 1957On this day in 1988
Drissa McQuarr Yilla died.

On this day in 1896
Eric George MacKay Donald was born.

On this day in 1900
Johnson Seng was born.

On this day in 1910
Mairi Isabel Nyasa Livingstone was born.

Kanema Sharpe, Matriculation Slip 1914-15On this day in 1893
Agnes Kanema Sharpe was born.

On this day in 1853
Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1806
James Graham died.

Dorothy RowntreeOn this day in 1903
Dorothy Rowntree was born.

On this day in 1895
Agnes Irvine Freebairn was born.

On this day in 1893
Elizabeth Stewart Martin was born.

On this day in 1893
Matthew Michael Waters was born.

On this day in 1894
Jessie Brown Maclachlan was born.

Matriculation record for William Bramley 1952-3On this day in 1989
Reverend William Bramley died.