On This Day: 18th of June

On this day in 1815:

Battle of Waterloo
The French army under the Emperor Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo by the Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington and Marshall Blucher. A Glasgow alumnus, James Anderson (1777-1815) was Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the Scots Greys. He lost both of his arms in the fighting, and is said to have commanded the regiment while holding the reins of his charger between his teeth.

On this day in 1952:

The General Council presents the Memorial Gates to the University
The General Council officially presented the Memorial Gates to the University on Commemoration Day at 3.15pm.

Births and Deaths

John BurnsOn this day in 1850
John Burns died.

On this day in 1969
Peter Alexander died.

Sir Edward Bailey (centre) and Thomas George (right) On this day in 1980
Neville George died.

On this day in 1867
Matthew Cameron Blair was born.

On this day in 1875
Gavin Dalzell Hunter was born.

On this day in 1862
William Young Lindsay was born.

On this day in 1869
Arthur Wellesley McClelland was born.

On this day in 1872
Richard Morgan Watt was born.

On this day in 1862
Frank Russell was born.

On this day in 1869
Thomas David Smith was born.

On this day in 1943
Andrew Ewing Wallace died.

On this day in 1887
Agnes Elizabeth Agnew was born.

On this day in 1889
Mary Graham Allan was born.

On this day in 1886
Jeanie Eadie Craig was born.

On this day in 1885
Ernest Milne Eaton was born.

On this day in 1875
James McHaffie was born.

On this day in 1874
John Neil Milne was born.

On this day in 1872
James Smith was born.

On this day in 1885
Jeanie Bunton Watt was born.

On this day in 1890
Peter Campbell was born.

Dugald Ian MacPhail, matriculation slip 1925-26 On this day in 1964
Dugald Ian MacPhail died.

On this day in 1887
Giulio Franco Tosi was born.

On this day in 1889
Norman William Gilchrist was born.

On this day in 1815
James Hamilton died.

On this day in 1892
Elizabeth Stewart McFarlane was born.

On this day in 1895
Andrew Dick was born.