On This Day: 17th of September

On this day in 1716:

Glasgow Slave
The Faculty considered a representation on behalf of Hugh Manuall, a Glasgow seaman held in slavery in Tunis. The Faculty agreed to give credit for £10 sterling towards his ransom.

Births and Deaths

John ElderOn this day in 1869
John Elder died.

On this day in 1779
James Moor died.

On this day in 1975
William Marshall Smart died.

On this day in 1982
Robert White died.

On this day in 1771
Tobias Smollett died.

On this day in 1872
Alfred James Fleming was born.

On this day in 1867
Peter Forrest Dewar was born.

On this day in 1851
John Paterson McLaren was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert James Marshall was born.

On this day in 1859
John Archibald MacQuarie was born.

On this day in 1857
James Alexander Robertson was born.

On this day in 1873
George Mowat was born.

On this day in 1842
John William Semple died.

On this day in 1865
Ebenezer Turner was born.

On this day in 1873
William Watson was born.

On this day in 1858
Dugald Campbell Watt was born.

On this day in 1876
John Miller Hopkins Caldwell was born.

On this day in 1881
David Garfield Dykes was born.

On this day in 1887
Margaret Buchanan Fairley was born.

On this day in 1883
James Duncan Hart was born.

On this day in 1886
Samuel Wyness Hutcheon was born.

On this day in 1880
John Dalrymple Johnston was born.

On this day in 1883
Elizabeth Averill Jolly was born.

On this day in 1889
Annie McLean Kennedy was born.

On this day in 1883
Malcolm James McIntyre was born.

On this day in 1881
Elizabeth Maud McVail was born.

On this day in 1875
Ramsay Millar was born.

On this day in 1884
Albert Russell was born.

On this day in 1881
John Macgregor Smith was born.

On this day in 1889
Alexander Johnstone Tait was born.

On this day in 1886
Fanny Spence Thomson was born.

On this day in 1887
Grace Thomson was born.

On this day in 1884
Charles Herrmann Wagner was born.

On this day in 1915
William Kitson Berry was born.

On this day in 1882
Shigeya Kondo was born.

On this day in 1891
Jeanie McKillop was born.

On this day in 1889
Sarah Anderson Jamieson Rankine was born.

On this day in 1958
Fritz Paneth died.

On this day in 1892
John Lang Anderson was born.

On this day in 1890
William Garrett was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Binnie Hogg Paterson was born.

On this day in 1893
Alfred Bryan was born.

On this day in 1892
Donald Stevenson Dickie was born.