On This Day: 30th of January

On this day in 1879:

Smoking
The Fabrick Committee responded to Senate on the issue of providing a smoking room and lavatory as requested in a petition signed by 244 students. It reported that there were difficulties in providing either of these facilities.

On this day in 1960:

University v St Mirren
The University football team was defeated 15-0 by St Mirren at Love Street in the first round of the Scottish Cup. Gerry Baker scored ten times, the most goals scored by a player in a senior football match played in Scotland during the 20th century.

The University Graduates Association magazine described the event as the highlight of the Association football season, noting that "The score was high, but spectators of the match will remember that the University players did very well in atrocious conditions, and are to be congratulated on the sporting manner in which they played throughout the game."

Births and Deaths

Charles IOn this day in 1649
King Charles I died.

George HendersonOn this day in 1862
George Henderson was born.

On this day in 1865
Andrew Graham was born.

On this day in 1869
Mungo Bryson was born.

On this day in 0
Robert Wilson Taylor Haddow was born.

On this day in 1845
Daniel Miner Gordon was born.

On this day in 1869
Peter Drummond Pringle was born.

On this day in 1880
James Aitchison was born.

On this day in 1867
James Burns Fleming was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Lockhead Fraser was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Scott Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1882
Adelade Henderson was born.

On this day in 1881
Muriel Giffen Lindsay was born.

On this day in 1882
James Black Love was born.

On this day in 1880
Barbara Carswell Marshall was born.

On this day in 1883
Mary Cochran Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1890
Archibald Murchie was born.

John Robison, courtesy of the Raeburn Collection of the University of EdinburghOn this day in 1805
John Robison died.

On this day in 1892
David Raeside Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1890
Reginald Ross Marshall was born.

On this day in 1890
Cornelis Frans van der Poest Clement was born.

On this day in 1887
Helen MacKay Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1892
William MacFarlane Forrest was born.

On this day in 1887
Robert Kyle was born.