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On This Day: 16th of February

On this day in 1600:

Patrick Sharp Becomes a Freeman of the City
Principal Patrick Sharp was made a Burgess and Freeman of the Burgh and City of Glasgow.

On this day in 1966:

Refectory
The Refectory opened on the site between Hillhead Street and Southpark Avenue. The building seated about 1,000 people on three floors. Four thousand customers were served on the opening day, between 8.30 am and 7 pm.

On this day in 2004:

Announcment that Edwin Morgan will be appointed the first National Poet for Scotland
Edwin MorganInternationally regarded as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Edwin Morgan was the first Scottish Makar (National Poet of Scotland).

Births and Deaths

Asher AsherOn this day in 1837
Asher Asher was born.

On this day in 1785
Robert Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1948
Sir George Arthur Mitchell died.

On this day in 1822
James Thomson was born.

On this day in 1859
John Adams was born.

On this day in 1865
Finlay Stewart Campbell was born.

On this day in 1867
Robert Bishop was born.

On this day in 1871
John Francis Robert Gairdner was born.

On this day in 1871
Alexander Brown Grant was born.

On this day in 1873
Francis Robert Hill was born.

On this day in 1867
Walter King Hunter was born.

On this day in 1863
Thomas Miller Lovell was born.

On this day in 1864
John Mackeith was born.

On this day in 1858
Thomas James Menzies was born.

On this day in 1864
Hugh Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1867
John Douglas B.A. Boswell was born.

On this day in 1876
Claude Alexander Boyce was born.

On this day in 1877
John Brash was born.

On this day in 1878
James Hood was born.

On this day in 1882
William Isaac Hutcheon Marr was born.

On this day in 1889
Joseph Harrison Maxwell was born.

On this day in 1882
James William More was born.

On this day in 1879
James Smith Porteous was born.

On this day in 1882
Cosmo Augustus Ralston was born.

On this day in 1875
James Shearer was born.

On this day in 1889
Dorothy Christina Patterson was born.

On this day in 1906
Dr Mary (May) Calder was born.

On this day in 1891
Thomas Ness was born.

On this day in 1889
Joseph Harrison Maxwell was born.

On this day in 1891
John Macmurray was born.

On this day in 1892
Ella Catherine Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1889
Ian Dishart Suttie was born.

On this day in 1894
Wilhelmina Hutcheson Barr was born.

On this day in 1889
Andrew Elvin Hart was born.

On this day in 1933
Sir George Thomas Beatson died.