On This Day: 23rd of August

On this day in 2005:

Sir Charles Wilson Building
The refurbished former church at 1 University Avenue reopened and was named the Sir Charles Wilson Building.

Births and Deaths

Alexander MacfarlaneOn this day in 1755
Alexander Macfarlane died.

On this day in 1734
Sir Ilay Campbell 1st Baronet was born.

On this day in 1893
Alexander Crum died.

RD LaingOn this day in 1989
R D Laing died.

On this day in 1902
Erich Clar was born.

On this day in 1858
John Cruikshank was born.

On this day in 1870
William Edgar MacHarg was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert Watson Smith was born.

On this day in 1877
William Bennett was born.

On this day in 1884
Thomas Wightman Chalmers was born.

On this day in 1873
John Cullen was born.

On this day in 1887
Jeannie Allan Gray Dalzell was born.

On this day in 1888
John Robert Baird Graham was born.

On this day in 1884
Daniel Conway McArdle was born.

On this day in 1889
Isabella Brown McNaught was born.

On this day in 1880
Charles Macintyre Rice was born.

On this day in 1889
Catherine Cameron Ross was born.

On this day in 1887
Jean Birkmyre Trench was born.

On this day in 1891
Lilian Marion Stewart Watt was born.

On this day in 1819
James Lapslie died.

On this day in 1892
Dugald Cowan MacRae was born.

On this day in 1894
Grace Doherty was born.

On this day in 1892
Robert Dunsmuir McIlroy was born.