On This Day: 24th of January

On this day in 1655:

A Secretary for the Principal
"The Moderators of the University considering the Principal's great distractions about the writing, ordering and directing daily and frequently many things relating to the public affairs of the College, most whereof must be doubled and copies thereof kept for the College use and exoneration... do therefore ordain that one of the students of Theology... shall be appointed to wait upon him as his ammenuensis in the affairs of the College..."

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1954
Sir John Trail Cargill died.

William BarclayOn this day in 1978
William Barclay died.

Andrew Dewar GibbOn this day in 1974
Andrew Dewar Gibb died.

John FergusonOn this day in 1838
John Ferguson was born.

Bryan Jennett and Graham TeasdaleOn this day in 2008
Bryan Jennett died.

On this day in 1899
Joseph Coats died.

On this day in 1899
James Scanlan Archbishop of Glasgow was born.

Bill LindOn this day in 1931
Bill Lind was born.

On this day in 1870
Joshua Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1866
John Samuel Rosser was born.

On this day in 1886
Daniel Craig was born.

On this day in 1862
Basil Jackson was born.

On this day in 1870
George Godfrey MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1871
William David Rose was born.

On this day in 1862
Charles Aikman Thomson was born.

On this day in 1891
Mary Sneddon Douglas was born.

On this day in 1883
Thomas Logan Douglas was born.

On this day in 1887
Frank Walter Fairlie was born.

On this day in 1880
Ralph Vincent Howell was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Jeffrey was born.

On this day in 1875
Alexander Lawrie was born.

On this day in 1882
Neil Leitch was born.

On this day in 1885
Alexander MacLean was born.

On this day in 1880
Peter MacMillan was born.

On this day in 1887
James McFarlane was born.

On this day in 1877
Thomas McLaren was born.

On this day in 1885
Peter Storm Ross was born.

On this day in 1887
Kou Yen Wei was born.

On this day in 1890
John Hamilton was born.

Nagakata Yamamoto, matriculation slip 1889-90On this day in 1870
Nagakata Yamamoto was born.

On this day in 1930
Kenneth Wotherspoon died.

On this day in 1915
James Lumsden was born.

On this day in 1893
Gilbert Alex. Murray Brown was born.

On this day in 1894
Samuel Murdoch Riddick was born.