On This Day: 8th of October

On this day in 1868:

Laying the Foundation Stone
Laying the Foundation Stone, 1868The Prince and Princess of Wales laid the foundation stones of the new University at a ceremony on Gilmorehill. The building was later to be known as the Gilbert Scott building.

On this day in 1953:

Chemistry Building Fire
Fire destroyed the roof of the old Chemistry building in the east wing of the Gilbert Scott Building. The Glasgow Herald reported that "the outbreak occurred in a top-storey room occupied by the University sailing club."

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1931
David Sharp was born.

On this day in 1875
Matthew Aikman was born.

On this day in 1871
John Tait Bowie was born.

On this day in 1872
Robert Matthew Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1871
Alfred Charlton was born.

On this day in 1861
James Eason was born.

On this day in 1867
John Erskine Duncan was born.

Albert Alexander GrayOn this day in 1868
Albert Alexander Gray was born.

On this day in 1869
John Ruggan was born.

On this day in 1869
William Northcote Sime was born.

On this day in 1872
David Swan was born.

On this day in 1864
Alexander Whyte was born.

On this day in 1882
Hubert Noel Beilby was born.

On this day in 1877
William Crerar was born.

On this day in 1886
Marion Brown Loudon was born.

On this day in 1880
David Paterson McDonald was born.

On this day in 1879
David James McLeish was born.

On this day in 1887
Norman Alexander Millar was born.

On this day in 1882
Robert McKenzie Morison was born.

On this day in 1885
John Pirie was born.

On this day in 1878
Grace Anne Smith was born.

On this day in 1888
Louise Emilie Thomson was born.

On this day in 1889
Lizzie Lamb was born.

On this day in 1888
James Thomson Wilson was born.

On this day in 1914
Sámuel Gáti was born.

On this day in 1891
Joan MacLeod Grier was born.

On this day in 1890
James McBryer was born.

On this day in 1892
Charles John Paterson was born.

Richard I Akpata Graduation ScheduleOn this day in 1932
Richard Ikponmwosa Akpata was born.