On This Day: 21st of July

On this day in 1955:

Ultrasound
Ian Donald, Regius Professor of Midwifery from 1954 to 1976, conducted the first tests on samples of excised tumours and cysts using an industrial ultrasonic metal flaw detector belonging to the engineering firm Babcock & Wilcox. From these early experiments, Donald and his collaborators developed the first successful diagnostic ultrasound machine.

On this day in 2007:

Centre for Robert Burns Studies
The Centre for Robert Burns Studies opened at the Department of Scottish Literature. The opening of the centre was marked by a lecture from Dr Fiona Stafford of Somerville College, Oxford, titled "A Centre in the Breast: Robert Burns and Happiness", in the Burns Room at the Mitchell Library.

Births and Deaths

Sir Hector HetheringtonOn this day in 1888
Sir Hector Hetherington was born.

On this day in 1796
Robert Burns died.

Albert LuthuliOn this day in 1967
Albert Luthuli died.

Lord StanleyOn this day in 1826
Edward Henry Stanley 15th Earl of Derby was born.

On this day in 1903
William James Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1836
Alexander Dickson was born.

John MilneOn this day in 1977
John Milne died.

On this day in 1766
Thomas Hope was born.

Stewart HillisOn this day in 2014
Stewart Hillis died.

On this day in 1871
James Ebenezer Bow was born.

On this day in 1864
Forbes Brown was born.

On this day in 1872
John Templeton Dunlop was born.

On this day in 1869
Archibald Neville McLellan was born.

On this day in 1867
Alexander Patterson was born.

On this day in 1948
Rev. Ewen Archibald Rankin died.

On this day in 1866
James Mitchell Bonar was born.

On this day in 1881
Robina Douglas McGilchrist was born.

On this day in 1886
Eliza Jane Murray was born.

On this day in 1879
Donald Steel was born.

On this day in 1877
Robert Andrew Hannan Watson was born.

On this day in 1873
Elis Fredrik Elmquist was born.

On this day in 1892
Walter Russell Campbell was born.

On this day in 1889
Hugh Alex Gillies MacEwan was born.