On This Day: 31st of December

On this day in 1703:

Fighting
"There was a complaint given in against Alexander Fullerton in the Bachalour classe that he had once and again beaten T Brisbanne, and that upon that occasion the said Fullerton and one W Horsburgh in the semi class had also fallen to fighting, and that Fullerton had formally challenged Horsburgh to fight with swords, which Horsburgh would not accept of, notwithstanding Fullerton having got a sword did with one J Burnet who was also armed with a sword go to the green in expectation of Horsburgh coming to the duel, though he had declined and did not meet them; which charges Fullerton acknowledged..."

On this day in 2005:

Knighthood of Graham Teasdale is announced
Graham TeasdaleIn the New Years Honours List, it is announced that Graham Teasdale is to receive a knighthood.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1811
Patrick Wilson died.

Bill MarshallOn this day in 1975
William Marshall died.

James MoirOn this day in 1915
James Moir died.

On this day in 1907
Sir James Howie was born.

On this day in 1861
Robert McGhie Beattie was born.

On this day in 1864
George Walker Taylor was born.

On this day in 1869
Stevenson McNab was born.

On this day in 1867
Robert Kerr Hannay was born.

On this day in 1870
Joseph McFeat was born.

On this day in 1875
Joseph Hume Menzies was born.

On this day in 1865
William Swan was born.

On this day in 1877
Archibald Campbell Black was born.

On this day in 1880
Archibald Fleming was born.

On this day in 1879
James Provan Mackay was born.

On this day in 1871
William Semple Paterson was born.

On this day in 1883
John Rankine was born.

On this day in 1888
Dorothy Clow Robertson was born.

On this day in 1879
Margaret Thomson Robertson was born.

On this day in 1880
Mary Spence was born.

On this day in 1889
Archibald Allan was born.

On this day in 1892
Agnes Kettle was born.

On this day in 1974
Emma Ruppersberg died.

On this day in 1947
Arnold Schilbach died.

On this day in 1892
Elizabeth Cammock was born.

On this day in 1891
George Kirkhope was born.

On this day in 1900
Margaret Isgoughie Balabanian was born.