On This Day: 18th of April

On this day in 1910:

First female DLitt
Janet SpensJanet Spens (1876-1963) was the first woman to be awarded a DLitt by the University, having published her first work, Two Periods of Disillusion the previous year.

On this day in 1940:

No Chocolates
The Court declined a petition from the SRC requesting permission to sell chocolates and cigarettes from vending machines in the Women's Common Room.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1861
John Craig was born.

On this day in 1871
John Howitt Grant was born.

On this day in 1870
James Knox was born.

On this day in 1868
Thomas Brough Law was born.

On this day in 1865
William Henry Manners was born.

On this day in 1868
William John Robertson was born.

On this day in 1878
Thomas Thomson died.

On this day in 1875
Thomas Stewart Barrie was born.

On this day in 1886
Thomas Hay Campbell was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Macfarlane Clark was born.

On this day in 1878
James Cochrane was born.

On this day in 1878
John Crawford Collingwood was born.

On this day in 1887
William Young Colquhoun was born.

On this day in 1882
Peter Buchan Watson Cowie was born.

On this day in 1877
Annie Dunlop was born.

On this day in 1890
James Stewart Hall was born.

On this day in 1876
William Johnston Maclure was born.

On this day in 1876
James Archibald Russell was born.

On this day in 1879
William Steel Rutherford was born.

On this day in 1890
Agnes White Thomson was born.

On this day in 1890
James Gordon Turnbull was born.

Hugh B. CottOn this day in 1987
Hugh Bamford Cott died.

Einstein in the quadrangle after his Honorary graduation in 1933. Pictured with the Rt.Hon. Sir Robert Stevenson Horne, Heriot, and Harry Lumsden.On this day in 1955
Professor Albert Einstein died.

On this day in 1886
Hendrik Cornelius van der Wat Smit was born.

On this day in 1891
John McKenzie was born.

James McCune Smith, MD 1837 graduation signature (GUA 26677 p69)On this day in 1813
James McCune Smith was born.

On this day in 1918
Iain Macdonald Dewar Halliday was born.

On this day in 2006
James Douglas Hamilton died.

John Galloway HendryOn this day in 1887
John Galloway Hendry was born.

James C. WattOn this day in 1889
James Cairns Watt was born.

On this day in 1906
William Forlong died.

On this day in 1888
Edmund Tytler Burke was born.

On this day in 1891
John Phemister was born.

John Miller YoungOn this day in 1891
John Miller Young was born.

On this day in 2014
Thomas MacIver died.

On this day in 1917
George Lee Kay Pen was born.

On this day in 1892
Annie Cheyne Ross was born.

On this day in 1893
James Steel was born.