On This Day: 4th of September

On this day in 1783:

Cosmo Gordon
Cosmo Gordon, a University alumnus, killed Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Thomas in a duel at Hyde Park in London. He was subsequently acquitted of murder at a trial in the Old Bailey.

On this day in 1805:

Whitewashing
The Faculty appointed a committee "to superintend the whitewashing and painting of such classrooms as are in want of being cleaned... at as little expense as possible."

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1765
John Connell was born.

On this day in 1744
Charles Morthland died.

On this day in 1803
Robert Hardy was born.

On this day in 1860
Adam Chaillie Bruce was born.

On this day in 1948
James Herbert Orrock Johnston died.

On this day in 1869
William Robert Kerr was born.

On this day in 1842
Donald Munro was born.

On this day in 1868
John Simpson was born.

On this day in 1884
David Burns was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert Crichton was born.

On this day in 1885
John Galt was born.

On this day in 1873
Alexander Graham was born.

On this day in 1877
John Hanson was born.

On this day in 1887
John Hart McNicol was born.

On this day in 1882
Grace Morrison was born.

On this day in 1874
John Muir was born.

On this day in 1890
Matthew Welsh Neilson was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert Warden Valentine was born.

Aubrey Fair Boyd, matriculation slip 1910-11On this day in 1890
Aubrey Fair Boyd was born.

On this day in 1891
Kenneth Hayens was born.

On this day in 1938
Harvard Turnbull died.

On this day in 1894
James Nagid Schon Field was born.

On this day in 1890
Agnes Lindsay Ireland Forrest was born.

On this day in 1893
Robert Sergius Robertson was born.

Matriculation slip for Jessie Jarvie (R8/5/35/10)On this day in 1895
Jessie Gellatly Jarvie was born.

George Grey's Matriculation SlipOn this day in 1926
George William Gray was born.