On This Day: 30th of June

On this day in 1888:

Barr & Stroud apply to patent their new optical rangefinder
Archibald Barr, 1891William Stroud and Archibald Barr, Regius Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the University, 1889-1913, applied for a patent for their new invention, an optical rangefinder. The two men went on to found Barr & Stoud Ltd, a company that became world famous for the design and manufacture of rangefinders and other optical instruments.

On this day in 1921:

Sister Bernardine became first woman to receive a PhD
Lucy Agnes CarterSister Bernardine of Jesus (Lucy Agnes Carter) became the first woman to be awarded a PhD at the University.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1917
James Archibald Prentice was born.

On this day in 1938
Professor Bryan Richards was born.

On this day in 1866
John Crawford was born.

On this day in 1866
Ernst Denny Scott Heyliger was born.

Sir Joseph Dalton HookerOn this day in 1817
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was born.

On this day in 1869
George Lamb was born.

On this day in 1869
Joseph Lang was born.

On this day in 1865
David MacKinlay Menzies was born.

On this day in 1902
James Rankin died.

On this day in 1866
Harry Seymour Reid was born.

On this day in 1863
Thomas Shanks was born.

On this day in 1862
Charles William Wainwright was born.

On this day in 1888
John Agnew was born.

On this day in 1878
Thomas Bell Cameron was born.

On this day in 1886
Robert Barr Cornock was born.

On this day in 1879
Albert William Gordon was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Smith Hannay was born.

On this day in 1881
Angus Macaulay was born.

On this day in 1880
John Matheson MacKellar was born.

On this day in 1883
Mary Daisy Mathieson was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert Cromwell McKinlay was born.

On this day in 1887
Agnes Morton was born.

On this day in 1887
Mary Caroline Stretton Rowatt was born.

On this day in 1884
Hugh Douglas Sempill was born.

On this day in 1884
George Stewart was born.

On this day in 1878
Stanley Horsfall Turner was born.

On this day in 1878
John Young was born.

On this day in 1890
Isabella Gair was born.

On this day in 1800
George Maurice Drummond was born.

On this day in 1879
Tokiji Ishikawa was born.

On this day in 1889
David Leslie Colwyn Evans was born.

On this day in 1892
Norman Coutie Lowson was born.

On this day in 1811
William Brown died.