On This Day: 30th of December

On this day in 1730:

French Teacher
The Faculty, "considering that it is a considerable advantage to the University to have residing and teaching in this place a native of France who understands and can pronounce his own language accurately", agreed to pay £5 sterling to Francis Buaord, a French teacher, to encourage him to remain and continue teaching in Glasgow.

On this day in 1846:

Blazing Bathroom
The Faculty was informed by Alexander Hill, Professor of Divinity, "that the heating of the bath in his house had caused a fire in the partition betwixt his house and that lately occupied by the Professor of Laws."

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1836
James Graham 3rd Duke of Montrose died.

On this day in 1874
James Graham 4th Duke of Montrose died.

Andrew McCance RobbOn this day in 1968
Andrew McCance Robb died.

On this day in 1887
Alexander Dickson died.

Arthur KennedyOn this day in 2009
Dr Arthur Kennedy died.

Professor Peter FlynnOn this day in 1935
Professor Peter Flynn was born.

On this day in 1856
James Aiken was born.

On this day in 1869
Hugh Colligan Donald was born.

On this day in 1861
Duncan Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1859
James McDonald was born.

On this day in 1871
John Mandeville MacFie was born.

On this day in 1873
Fergus McKenna was born.

On this day in 1862
Henry John Neilson was born.

On this day in 1865
William Arnot Parker was born.

On this day in 1862
George Scobie Rae was born.

On this day in 1876
Robert Wellwood Auld was born.

On this day in 1879
James Ferguson Craig was born.

On this day in 1967
Thomas Campbell Gibson died.

On this day in 1878
George Munn Gray was born.

On this day in 1884
Agnes Murray Macfadzean was born.

On this day in 1873
Francis Mackay was born.

On this day in 1876
William Macnab was born.

On this day in 1881
George Pairman was born.

On this day in 1863
William Murdoch Rae was born.

On this day in 1882
James Sabiston Rankin was born.

On this day in 1889
William Russell was born.

On this day in 1872
John Seaton Smith was born.

On this day in 1878
James Hall Steel was born.

On this day in 1889
James Angus was born.

On this day in 1891
William Peddie was born.

On this day in 1876
Tomochika Iwane was born.

On this day in 1889
George Gilfillan was born.

Drissa McQuarr Yilla, MBChB 1957On this day in 1926
Drissa McQuarr Yilla was born.

James Duncan, 1893On this day in 1907
James Duncan died.

On this day in 1890
Douglas Reid King was born.

On this day in 1893
John Anderson Muir was born.

On this day in 1894
John Pendleton White was born.

On this day in 1894
Peter Smith was born.

On this day in 1892
Lydia Lola Huber Torrance was born.

On this day in 1894
John Pendleton White was born.