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On This Day: 10th of February

On this day in 1495:

King's College, Aberdeen
William ElphinstonePope Alexander VI issued a Bull for the foundation of a university in Aberdeen. Teaching began at King's College, Scotland's third university, in October 1497.

William Elphinstone, the Bishop of Aberdeen who was a graduate and former Rector of the University of Glasgow, had gone to Rome to present the case for the foundation of a new university in the city.

Births and Deaths

Joseph ListerOn this day in 1912
Joseph Lister Baron Lister died.

Robert Sangster RaitOn this day in 1874
Sir Robert Sangster Rait was born.

Jessie Campbell LLD, 1901On this day in 1907
Jessie Campbell of Tullichewan died.

On this day in 1960
George MacFeat died.

On this day in 1876
James Deane died.

On this day in 1859
William Henry Murray was born.

On this day in 1879
David Bryan was born.

On this day in 1888
Minnie Stewart Campbell was born.

On this day in 1877
Anthony Cathcart Coubrough was born.

On this day in 1878
George Smith Millar was born.

On this day in 1883
William Struthers Moore was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Walmsley was born.

On this day in 1846
William Anderson was born.

On this day in 1890
Edward Paterson Rutherford was born.

On this day in 1892
Matthew Andrew was born.

On this day in 1891
Ronald McCurdie was born.

On this day in 1891
Bertha Murray was born.

David SmithOn this day in 1891
David Smith was born.

On this day in 1811
Donald MacFarlane was born.

On this day in 1897
Donald MacFarlane died.

On this day in 1892
George Kerr was born.

On this day in 1896
Elijah Morris was born.

On this day in 1882
John Campbell died.

On this day in 1889
John MacBride Brown was born.

On this day in 1889
Robert William MacDonald was born.