On This Day: 8th of November

On this day in 1923:

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar of 8-10 November opened at Gilmorehill. The event raised £22,360 for the Students' Welfare Scheme.

On this day in 1953:

Bust of OH Mavor
OH MavorMrs Rona Mavor presented a bronze bust of her late husband, the University graduate, writer and playwright OH Mavor (1888-1951), to the University. The bust of Mavor, who wrote under the pen name James Bridie, was created by Loris Ley. It was handed over to the Principal, Sir Hector Hetherington, at a ceremony in the print room in the Department of Fine Art. Following the ceremony, Sir Hector opened an exhibition of about forty drawings by Mavor, which had recently been purchased by the University.

Births and Deaths

1st Earl of LyttonOn this day in 1831
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton was born.

John Spence GillespieOn this day in 2009
John Gillespie died.

Professor Gairdner Capping Lord KelvinOn this day in 1824
Sir William Tennant Gairdner was born.

On this day in 1989
George Hibberd died.

Sir James Wilson AgnewOn this day in 1901
Sir James Wilson Agnew died.

On this day in 1861
Robert Gordon Bell was born.

On this day in 1861
Robert King Barbour Crawfurd was born.

On this day in 1865
William John Gibson was born.

Gilbert Petgrave Johnson first matriculation slip 1886On this day in 1926
Gilbert Petgrave Johnson died.

On this day in 1864
James McConechy was born.

On this day in 1867
Coll MacIntyre died.

On this day in 1871
Francis Joseph MacLauchlan was born.

On this day in 1867
Robert Earle Newton was born.

On this day in 1861
James Ralley was born.

On this day in 1869
James Peter Wilson was born.

On this day in 1874
George Stewart Adams was born.

On this day in 1886
David George Barr was born.

On this day in 1875
James Chisolm was born.

On this day in 1907
James MacDougall Mackintosh was born.

On this day in 1878
Christian Pettigrew Hume Morton was born.

On this day in 1887
James Alexander Hamilton Telfer was born.

Chang Yui ShuOn this day in 1998
Chang Yui Shu died.

On this day in 1889
Jessie Wilson Carson was born.

John Alexander FindlayOn this day in 1917
Major John Alexander Findlay died.

Margaret MacgregorOn this day in 1851
Margaret Macgregor was born.

On this day in 1892
Marion Brooks was born.

On this day in 1893
Muriel Margaret Gillanders was born.

On this day in 1893
Charles Philip Tanner was born.

Dr Hugh Bankhead, obituary, 31 August 1940On this day in 1890
Doctor (Lieutenant) Hugh Bankhead was born.