On This Day: 20th of October

On this day in 1898:

Principal Story's Inaugural Address
Robert Herbert Story, 1891Principal Robert Story made his inaugural address. According to the Glasgow Herald, the Principal's words were nearly drowned out by "hooting and groans" from the audience. The Scotsman condemned the "rowdyism of a section of the audience" in the Bute Hall.

On this day in 1945:

Clock Tower Fight
Around 400 undergraduates dressed in dungarees, sports kits and Home Guard uniforms took part in the traditional fight to enter the Rectorial election polling booth beneath the University clock tower. Mud pies, bags of soot and decaying vegetables were used as missiles in the engagement but only minor casualties were reported.

Births and Deaths

Harry RainyOn this day in 1792
Harry Rainy was born.

Lord PalmerstonOn this day in 1784
Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston was born.

Dan YoungOn this day in 2013
Daniel Young died.

On this day in 1860
William Auld was born.

On this day in 1870
John Murdoch Ebenezer Ross was born.

On this day in 1867
James Hunter was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert McGhie was born.

On this day in 1944
James Andrew Neptune Scott died.

On this day in 1884
John Blakely was born.

On this day in 1881
John Blair Cook was born.

On this day in 1885
Catherine Niven Falconer was born.

On this day in 1876
Gilbert Garrey was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Govan was born.

On this day in 1886
Hugh Higgins was born.

On this day in 1875
Andrew Macfarlane was born.

On this day in 1870
Peter Macpherson was born.

On this day in 1875
John Muir was born.

On this day in 1880
Agnes Jane Paul was born.

On this day in 1879
George Pennycook was born.

On this day in 1879
John Walker Renton was born.

On this day in 1879
Annie Crichton Sprunt was born.

On this day in 1886
Alexander Andrew Stewart was born.

On this day in 1873
Sara Whiteford was born.

On this day in 1890
George Alexander Cheyne MacKinlay was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Patrick Arch. Kirkland was born.

On this day in 1891
William Sandilands Brown was born.

On this day in 1890
John Adam Beveridge was born.

On this day in 1892
Paulus Eide was born.

Jean Alexander GowOn this day in 1983
Jean Alexander Milne died.

On this day in 1876
Charles Henry Dyer was born.

On this day in 1860
George Maurice Drummond died.

On this day in 1891
Catherine Burleigh was born.

William MacGregorOn this day in 1846
William MacGregor was born.

On this day in 1801
John Somervell died.

Thursby-Pelham brothers (centre), 1910On this day in 1893
Charles Kenneth Thursby-Pelham was born.

John L K Gifford Matriculation Slip 1916-17On this day in 1987
John Liddle King Gifford died.

On this day in 1888
Hugh Bellwood Farrar was born.

On this day in 1892
Paulus Eide was born.

On this day in 1888
John Fairlie was born.

On this day in 1887
David Laird was born.

On this day in 1889
Charles MacBride was born.

On this day in 1891
Robert Stevenson Morrison was born.

William Jamieson Note to Pay  Theology Bursary 1691On this day in 1720
William Jamieson died.

On this day in 1889
Alexander Cleghorn was born.