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On This Day: 2nd of June

On this day in 1853:

Macquorn Rankine, FRS
Professor Macquorn RankineMacquorn Rankin was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

On this day in 1866:

First sod cut at Gilmorehill
Invitation to the cutting of the first sod at Gilmorehill, 1st June 1866The First sod was cut at Gilmorehill for the new University buildings on 2nd June 1866. An invite, from 1st June 1866, reads: "New College Buildings. Tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 o'clock noon has been fixed for turning the first sod at Gilmorehill, and your attendance thereat is respectifully requested. "

Births and Deaths

Sir James Douglas 4th Earl of MortonOn this day in 1581
Sir James Douglas 4th Earl of Morton died.

Robert FoulisOn this day in 1776
Robert Foulis died.

John Walter GregoryOn this day in 1932
John Walter Gregory died.

On this day in 1761
Hercules Lindsay died.

On this day in 1857
William Carrick Allan was born.

On this day in 1868
Herbert Cameron Boyd was born.

On this day in 1871
James Crawford Findlay was born.

On this day in 1872
John Calderwood was born.

On this day in 1868
Charles Herbert Brown was born.

On this day in 1867
John Dougall was born.

On this day in 1873
William Craig Henderson was born.

William Leishman's matriculation record, 1881On this day in 1926
Sir William Boog Leishman died.

On this day in 1873
Lewis Maclachlan was born.

On this day in 1864
Peter Kerr Millar was born.

On this day in 1863
George Alexander Duncan Scott was born.

On this day in 1938
Maurice Tancred Stack died.

On this day in 1856
John Young was born.

On this day in 1883
James Richardson Coats was born.

On this day in 1870
John James Edgar was born.

On this day in 1885
Archibald Hogg was born.

On this day in 1865
James Hogg was born.

Walter Hermann Kiep matriculation slipOn this day in 1885
Walter Hermann Kiep was born.

On this day in 1882
Norman Smith MacNaughtan was born.

On this day in 1880
Annie Wallace McConnachie was born.

On this day in 1880
Steuart Napier Miller was born.

On this day in 1882
Helen Armour Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1875
Martin Phillips was born.

On this day in 1878
Mary Janet Pirret was born.

On this day in 1883
Alexander Silver was born.

On this day in 1883
Margaret Waugh was born.

On this day in 1980
John Black McNaught Runciman died.

On this day in 1906
Manfred Sandmann was born.

On this day in 1980
Margaret Ferguson Gartshore OBE died.

On this day in 1927
John Edward York was born.

On this day in 1896
Surgeon Probationer John Hislop was born.

On this day in 1888
Thomas Alphonsus Blake was born.

On this day in 1890
Margaret Cook McLeod was born.

On this day in 1889
George Maclean was born.