On This Day: 17th of March

On this day in 1743:

Robert Foulis' Appointment
Robert FoulisRobert Foulis was appointed printer to the University.

On this day in 1871:

Western Infirmary
The Western Infirmary in 1874Work began on the construction of the Western Infirmary.

Births and Deaths

Gilbert BurnetOn this day in 1715
Gilbert Burnet died.

On this day in 1939
John McKellar Robertson died.

Sir Austen Chamberlain's installationOn this day in 1937
Sir Austen Chamberlain died.

Tessa HolyoakeOn this day in 1963
Tessa Holyoake was born.

On this day in 1995
Sir James Howie died.

On this day in 1986
Charles Maurice Yonge died.

On this day in 1870
Matthew Atkinson Adam was born.

On this day in 1888
James Grant Andrew was born.

On this day in 1869
James Robertson Cameron was born.

On this day in 1868
John Taylor died.

On this day in 1780
Thomas Chalmers was born.

On this day in 1872
William Stewart Cook was born.

On this day in 1866
George Edgar was born.

On this day in 1872
John Gunn was born.

On this day in 1870
John Hurll was born.

On this day in 1863
David Gibb Johnston was born.

On this day in 1865
John Walker Leitch was born.

On this day in 1862
James MacLay was born.

On this day in 1869
Ernest Louis Marsh was born.

On this day in 1872
William McNiven Muat was born.

Hugh Stirling Brown NisbetOn this day in 1861
Hugh Stirling Brown Nisbet was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Robertson was born.

On this day in 1872
William Salmond was born.

On this day in 1888
Thomas Aitkenhead was born.

On this day in 1890
James Baillie was born.

On this day in 1883
Margaret Barbour was born.

On this day in 1886
Douglas Alex Walker Berry was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert Harold Campbell was born.

On this day in 1886
Mary Mackay was born.

On this day in 1888
Christina Reid Wylie Morison was born.

On this day in 1890
James Edward Parkinson was born.

On this day in 1826
Alexander Morris was born.

On this day in 1892
Maggie Neilson Stirling Wallace was born.

On this day in 1890
Tuck Luen Young was born.

On this day in 1981
Stuart White died.

On this day in 1912
Matthew Adair Boyle was born.

On this day in 1923
Sören Anton Eide was born.

On this day in 1888
David Gould Gardiner was born.

On this day in 1895
Annie Grant Kidd was born.