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On This Day: 16th of June

On this day in 1896:

Lord Kelvin's Honorary Degree
The honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on Lord Kelvin during the celebrations of his Jubilee as professor of Natural Philosophy at the University.

On this day in 1933:

Unveiling of a portrait of Professor John Glaister
The University Court held a ceremony to unveil a portrait of Professor John Glaister Snr. Afternoon tea was served.

On this day in 1937:

Botany Building Extension
The extension to the Botany Building was opened. It was built using a gift from the Chancellor, Sir Daniel Macauley Stevenson (1851-1944), and contained a large laboratory, small labs for teaching staff, a preparation room for cultures of fungi and a greenhouse. The main building had opened in 1901.

Births and Deaths

Lord ReithOn this day in 1971
John Reith 1st Baron Reith died.

On this day in 1965
Donald Hendrie died.

On this day in 1866
Thomas Crawford Barras was born.

On this day in 1865
John Charles was born.

On this day in 1861
William Livingstone was born.

Charles Adam PatrickOn this day in 1937
Charles Adam Patrick died.

On this day in 1879
John Bain was born.

On this day in 1888
William Armour Boyd was born.

On this day in 1881
John Alexander Fleming was born.

On this day in 1884
James Albert Gilchrist was born.

On this day in 1878
Alice Margaret Blyth Guthrie was born.

On this day in 1875
John Gordon Henderson was born.

On this day in 1882
William Howard was born.

On this day in 1885
Thomas Babington Macaulay was born.

On this day in 1873
Hector William Mackay was born.

On this day in 1885
Janet Sinclair McCulloch was born.

On this day in 1862
Henry Joseph Rankin was born.

On this day in 1886
Elizabeth Cunningham Reid was born.

On this day in 1879
George Richmond was born.

On this day in 1881
James Ritchie was born.

On this day in 1874
Alexander McCallum Scott was born.

On this day in 1887
Mary Scott Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1880
Alexander Marshall Watters was born.

On this day in 1885
Hugh Young was born.

On this day in 1892
Helen Young Murdoch was born.

On this day in 1868
James Maxwell Dewar was born.

On this day in 1892
Walter Fergusson Grieve was born.

Dagmar Curjel matriculation record 1909-10On this day in 1970
Dagmar Florence Curjel died.

On this day in 1887
Nora Mand Aden Allan was born.

On this day in 1871
Ernest Thomas Keay Walker was born.

On this day in 2012
John Alfred Calascione died.

On this day in 1843
William Leekie Graham died.

On this day in 1893
Allan Fenwick was born.

On this day in 1892
Mark Hurll was born.

On this day in 1895
John Ramsay Metcalfe was born.

On this day in 1895
Colin Frederick Forbes Robertson was born.