On This Day: 31st of August

On this day in 1806:

Silver Medals
J McLachlane, an alumnus living in India, presented two medals to the University. One had been presented to native Indian troops who had served in the Carnatic with General Sir Eyre Coote in 1784, the other to native troops who had served under Lord Cornwallis at the siege of Seringapatam in 1791-92. He promised to send more medals and Indian "curiousities" in future.

On this day in 1851:

Jemima Blackburn painted a watercolour of Lord Kelvin
Lord Kelvin by Jemima BlackburnThe watercolour was painted by Jemima Blackburn (1823-1909), the wife of Professor Blackburn, and is dated 31st August 1851. The label on the back is inscribed “William Thomson teaching Projection to William Blackburn” and depicts a 27 year old Kelvin teaching the child of Jemima and Hugh Blackburn physics while at the beach.

Births and Deaths

GHB MacLeodOn this day in 1892
Sir George Husband Baird MacLeod died.

On this day in 1852
William Meikleham died.

David HamblenOn this day in 1934
David Hamblen was born.

William HastieOn this day in 1903
William Hastie died.

On this day in 1773
George Muirhead died.

Marcantonio Raimondi (Bologna c.1480–1527/34) after Raphael (Urbino 1483–1520 Rome) The Judgement of Paris, c1517–1520 engraving 29.1 x 42.8 Hunterian Art Gallery, GLAHA 6745 W.R. Scott bequest, 1940On this day in 1868
William Scott was born.

On this day in 1872
James Paterson Baird was born.

On this day in 1872
James Davidson was born.

On this day in 1871
Daniel Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1925
Daniel Miner Gordon died.

On this day in 1858
Robert Jarvie was born.

On this day in 1864
James McKay was born.

On this day in 1872
Alexander MacPhail was born.

On this day in 1869
Donald MacKenzie MacRae was born.

On this day in 1869
Duncan MacKenzie MacRae was born.

On this day in 1863
Sir Thomas Hudson Middleton was born.

On this day in 1863
Alexander Moffatt was born.

On this day in 1867
Edward James Morris was born.

On this day in 1872
Alfred George Newell was born.

On this day in 1865
Robert Plenderleith Shearer was born.

On this day in 1867
John Davidson Smith was born.

On this day in 1872
Alexander Hamilton Stewart was born.

On this day in 1886
William Brown was born.

On this day in 1876
John Watson Henderson was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert Gerard Addison Holmes was born.

On this day in 1889
Margaret Peterson Robb was born.

On this day in 1884
George Robert Robertson was born.

On this day in 1884
Thomas Sutherland was born.

On this day in 1881
Agnes Cunningham Petrie Thomson was born.

On this day in 1879
George Macmillan Young was born.

On this day in 1883
Matthew Young was born.

On this day in 1876
George Gardner was born.

On this day in 1884
Gladstone Lothian Rosebery Small was born.

On this day in 1889
James Macgregor Hill was born.

On this day in 1888
Tse Fong Ting was born.

On this day in 1903
Franz Blatt was born.

On this day in 1890
Duncan Fraser Macdonald was born.

On this day in 1887
Fritz Paneth was born.

On this day in 1889
James Campbell was born.

On this day in 1893
James MacKenzie Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1891
Mary Elizabeth Paterson was born.

On this day in 1820
George William Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1894
Robert John Wedderspoon was born.

On this day in 1893
William Halliday Wallace was born.