On This Day: 7th of November

On this day in 1870:

Gilmorehill Inauguration
The Duke of Montrose formally opened the new University buildings on Gilmorehill.

On this day in 1908:

Officers' Training Corps addressed by the Secretary of State for War
RB Haldane, Secretary of State for War, addressed the University of Glasgow Officers' Training Corps in the Bute Hall.

On this day in 1941:

Edouard Benes
Dr Edouard Benes, President of the Republic of Czechoslovakia, visited the University with his wife. He met with students in Queen Margaret Union and with Czechoslovak students studying in the city, before addressing a large audience in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre on issues relating to the war with Germany.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1776
James Abercromby 1st Baron Dunfermline was born.

George HoweOn this day in 1960
George Howe died.

Alan BoaseOn this day in 1982
Alan Boase died.

On this day in 1784
William Cumin was born.

On this day in 1869
Francis James Barker was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Charles Brodie was born.

On this day in 1865
James Adam was born.

On this day in 1865
John David was born.

On this day in 1856
Daniel McKellar Dewar was born.

On this day in 1860
Thomas Inglis was born.

On this day in 1869
Charles Mckay was born.

On this day in 1948
Harry Somerville Martyn died.

On this day in 1868
George Agnew Main was born.

On this day in 1861
James Meikle was born.

On this day in 1883
William Burt Marshall Bell was born.

On this day in 1884
David Ernest Brand was born.

On this day in 1888
Margaret Tait Christie was born.

On this day in 1884
John Bruce Cosh was born.

On this day in 1879
John Justice Gemmell was born.

On this day in 1879
William Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1879
William Watson Henderson was born.

On this day in 1882
Emily Alexandrina Moyes was born.

On this day in 1876
James Edward Steele was born.

On this day in 1876
Francis Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1880
James Gibb Stewart was born.

On this day in 1889
John Ferguson Muir was born.

On this day in 1905
John Alexander Gemmill died.

Kwao SagoeOn this day in 1895
Kwao Sagoe was born.

On this day in 1929
Tojiro Sano died.

Agnes RotheOn this day in 1881
Agnes Rothe was born.

Rudolf von Hirsch, matriculation slip 1906-07On this day in 1875
Rudolf Freiherr von Hirsch was born.

On this day in 1929
John Alfred Calascione was born.

On this day in 1835
Michael Scott died.

On this day in 1892
Norman Kingsley Dickie was born.

On this day in 1891
William Fleming was born.

On this day in 1896
Septimus Erik Houstoun was born.

On this day in 1894
Lewis Maclachlan was born.

On this day in 1888
Thomas Duff Miller was born.

On this day in 1894
Frank Watt Sandeman was born.

On this day in 1912
Mary Emma Dunn was born.