On This Day: 23rd of January

On this day in 1774:

Umbrella Man
John Jamieson, the Glasgow medical practitioner who introduced the umbrella to the city, died. He is believed to have been an alumnus of the University, who matriculated in 1762.

On this day in 1906:

Frederick Soddy commenced a series of lectures in Radioactivity
Frederick Soddy lecture advertisement, 1906Nobel prizewinner Frederick Soddy began a series of lectures in radioactivity, held at 9am in the lecture room in the senior chemical building.

On this day in 1943:

King Peter of Jugoslavia
King Peter of Jugoslavia was escorted on a short tour of the University by the Principal, Sir Hector Hetherington, and inspected a guard of honour formed by the Senior Training Corps.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1718
James Maitland 7th Earl of Lauderdale was born.

Janet GallowayOn this day in 1909
Janet Anne Galloway died.

Janet SpensOn this day in 1876
Janet Spens was born.

On this day in 1889
William Clachan Allardice was born.

On this day in 1870
Thomas Boarrowman was born.

On this day in 1867
Thomas Arthur Haig was born.

On this day in 1870
Walter Buchanan Hastings was born.

On this day in 1868
George McLauchlan was born.

On this day in 1867
Robert Mortimer Malcolm was born.

Letter from Professor Umov to Kelvin, 20 Sept 1896On this day in 1846
Nikolay Alekseevich Umov was born.

On this day in 1886
Alexander Glen Park was born.

On this day in 1867
John Broadfoot Rae was born.

John ReddyOn this day in 1884
John Reddy died.

On this day in 1878
Thomas Anderson was born.

On this day in 1882
Donald Arbuckle was born.

On this day in 1880
Humphrey Chalmers was born.

On this day in 1887
Henrietta Henry Duff was born.

On this day in 1889
John Frew was born.

On this day in 1888
Annie Stevenson Kelly was born.

On this day in 1873
Norah Kemp was born.

On this day in 1886
William Cameron Love was born.

On this day in 1870
John Malcolm was born.

On this day in 1886
John Pearson McVey was born.

On this day in 1879
Eric James Roberts was born.

On this day in 1880
Janet Stewart Routledge was born.

On this day in 1887
Margaret Elizabeth Taylor was born.

On this day in 1891
Isabella Jessie McInnes was born.

On this day in 1887
John Campbell Hill Allan was born.

On this day in 1950
Charles Hugh Stewart died.

Caroline Fraser Gibb, matriculation slip, 1914-15On this day in 1893
Caroline Fraser Gibb was born.

On this day in 1891
Edward John Howard MacIldowie was born.

On this day in 1892
James Murdoch MacKay was born.

On this day in 1893
Charles Stuart Brindley was born.

On this day in 1896
Margaret Thomson Ramsay was born.

On this day in 1897
John Williamson was born.

On this day in 1893
John Thomas Wylie was born.