On This Day: 23rd of October

On this day in 1922:

Andrew Bonar Law becomes Prime Minister
Andrew Bonar LawAndrew Bonar Law, Rector of the University 1919-1922, is the only British Prime Minister to be born outside the UK. He was also the shortest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century, serving only 209 days.

On this day in 1967:

Memorial Service for Albert Luthuli
There was a memorial service in the University Chapel for former Rector Albert Luthuli, who died in July that year.

Births and Deaths

Thomas Menzies BurtonOn this day in 1891
Thomas Menzies Burton was born.

Jeffrey MedalOn this day in 1773
Francis Jeffrey was born.

On this day in 1745
William Forbes died.

Arthur KennedyOn this day in 1922
Dr Arthur Kennedy was born.

On this day in 1886
James Anderson was born.

On this day in 1870
Robert Guy was born.

On this day in 1868
James Carslaw was born.

On this day in 1873
John Hall was born.

On this day in 1861
Roderick MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1872
David Scribner Merrow was born.

On this day in 1865
Robert Currie Robertson was born.

On this day in 1870
Lawrence Spear was born.

On this day in 1881
Margaret McKenzie Anderson was born.

On this day in 1872
Peter Beith was born.

On this day in 1887
Ian Cameron was born.

On this day in 1887
Mary Stevenson Dale was born.

On this day in 1870
James Parlane Granger was born.

On this day in 1879
John McDougall Hay was born.

On this day in 1872
Ronald Dingwall Hodge was born.

On this day in 1886
William McEwan was born.

On this day in 1881
Walter Thomas Patrick Spens was born.

On this day in 1885
Ernest Sutton was born.

On this day in 1886
Neil William Wilson was born.

On this day in 1889
Elizabeth Battiscombe Cosh was born.

On this day in 1890
Elizabeth Adam Gibson was born.

On this day in 1892
John Stirling was born.

On this day in 1890
John Cameron was born.

On this day in 1891
Jane Beattie Davidson was born.

On this day in 1894
Jessie Wylie Fulton was born.

On this day in 1893
Grace Leisk Hunter was born.