On This Day: 16th of March

On this day in 1812:

The Battle of Badajoz
An Anglo-Portuguese forces stormed the fortress of Badajoz in Spain. Among the first wave of attackers - the "forlorn hope" - was University alumnus Colonel Alexander Hope Pattison. Pattison, who served throughout the Peninsula War and was twice wounded, survived the assault and lived until 1835. He was the brother of the controversial surgeon Granville Sharp Pattison.

Births and Deaths

Derek BartonOn this day in 1998
Sir Derek Barton died.

On this day in 1863
James Greenshields was born.

On this day in 1859
William Henry Fergus was born.

On this day in 1863
Arthur Holt was born.

On this day in 1867
Hugh Lawrie was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert Stewart McKim was born.

On this day in 1869
Hugh David Cathcart Maclachlan was born.

On this day in 1864
William Muirhead was born.

On this day in 1867
Angus Falconer Walker was born.

On this day in 1886
Margaret Sutherland Battersby was born.

On this day in 1879
Harry Egerton Brown was born.

On this day in 1882
William Archibald Campbell was born.

On this day in 1878
Agnes Waugh Drape was born.

On this day in 1869
Thomas Forrest was born.

On this day in 1869
William Fulson was born.

On this day in 1883
John Hyslop Gardner was born.

On this day in 1883
Helen Inglis was born.

On this day in 1880
Donald Leitch was born.

On this day in 1867
Alexander Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1885
William Anderson Murdoch was born.

On this day in 1880
Anthony Stoddard Murray was born.

On this day in 1886
Andrew Irving Nicholson was born.

On this day in 1880
David Penman was born.

On this day in 1887
John McGibbon Short was born.

On this day in 1869
Archibald Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1879
Penrhyn Stanley Tulloch was born.

On this day in 1892
Joseph Bannister Williamson was born.

John Vernon Harrison on wedding day in 1961On this day in 1892
John Vernon Harrison was born.

On this day in 1796
George Haynes was born.

On this day in 1893
Hugh Thomson Kirkland was born.

On this day in 1893
Andrew Stewart was born.

On this day in 1894
Janet Dickie Paterson was born.