On This Day: 2nd of February

On this day in 1702:

Sword-carrying
"The Faculty considering that William Wilson in the Magistrand class was found by the Principal on Tuesday last with a sword girt about him in the town which is expressly contrary to the laws of the College by which all students are forbid to have or wear arms during their abode at the College... he was rebuked accordingly and the sword kept by the Principal till he find it proper to restore it."

On this day in 1959:

Opening ceremony of the Computer Laboratory
Opening ceremony of the Computer Laboratory attended by Lord Halsbury, under direction of Dr D C Gilles, 1st Chair of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1740
John Simson died.

On this day in 1868
Andrew Alston was born.

On this day in 1869
Thomas Albert Briggs Carver was born.

On this day in 1860
James Cowie was born.

On this day in 1925
Christopher John Healy died.

On this day in 1870
Neil Keith was born.

On this day in 1877
Allan Martin was born.

On this day in 1936
Farquhar MacRae died.

On this day in 1866
Peter Paton Petrie was born.

On this day in 1859
William Gardiner Pretsell was born.

On this day in 1864
James William Reid was born.

On this day in 1852
Thomas Forbes Winslow died.

On this day in 1876
Robert Aitken was born.

On this day in 1887
William Clark Cameron was born.

On this day in 1886
James Carrick was born.

On this day in 1885
John Fotheringham was born.

On this day in 1884
Willaim Gilfillan was born.

On this day in 1882
John Hinkins was born.

On this day in 1884
Gilbert Pitcairn Hogg was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Hamilton Jack was born.

On this day in 1885
William King was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Lindsay was born.

On this day in 1879
John Littlejohn was born.

On this day in 1884
Daisy Macdonald was born.

On this day in 1888
Agnes Miller Robertson was born.

On this day in 1879
Margaret Eason Robertson was born.

On this day in 1883
Violet Binning Stirling was born.

On this day in 1889
Matthew White was born.

On this day in 1879
Owen Richard Williams was born.

On this day in 1873
Hugh Young was born.

On this day in 1889
Jane Goodwin Fletcher was born.

On this day in 1878
William Patrick Andrews Stewart was born.

Alex Baba Gwan-NullaOn this day in 1920
Alexander Baba Gwan-Nulla was born.

On this day in 1893
Mostafa Radwan Nosrat was born.

On this day in 1997
Elizabeth Crawford Montgomery Clow died.

On this day in 1885
Hector Maclean was born.

On this day in 1893
Elizabeth Campbell Marlin was born.

On this day in 1889
Samuel Bryson was born.

On this day in 1893
Elizabeth Kerr Smith was born.