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On This Day: 20th of June

On this day in 1451:

Proclamation
The Bull of Foundation of the University was publicly proclaimed at Glasgow Cross.

On this day in 1690:

Lion and Unicorn Stair
The College engaged a mason, William Riddel, to erect stone ballusters on the stair leading up to the Fore Common Hall, and to place figures of a lion and a unicorn on the first turn. The work was begun on 30 June, and completed on 15 August.

On this day in 1933:

Albert Einstein
Professor Albert Einstein gave the first Gibson Lecture, on the subject "The Modern Theory of Relativity". The lecture was delivered to an audience of 1,500 people in the Bute Hall.

On this day in 1939:

OH Mavor Receives LLD
OH MavorOH Mavor received an honorary LLD from the University. At the graduation ceremony Professor WR Scott, Dean of the Faculty of Law, referred to him as "Scotland's leading man of letters".

Births and Deaths

King William IVOn this day in 1837
King William IV died.

Sir Iain ColquhounOn this day in 1887
Sir Iain Colquhoun 7th Baronet was born.

On this day in 1654
John Strang died.

On this day in 1729
Lord Frederick Campbell was born.

On this day in 1855
Sir Richard Lodge was born.

Alexander CoullOn this day in 1931
Alexander Coull was born.

On this day in 1881
David Ritchie Alexander was born.

On this day in 1863
Andrew Baird was born.

On this day in 1873
Jeffrey Drummond Bauchop was born.

On this day in 1854
William Kemlo was born.

On this day in 1874
David Kerr was born.

On this day in 1915
Colin Campbell McCall died.

On this day in 1868
Peter McRitchie was born.

On this day in 1884
James Cook was born.

On this day in 1881
James Gray was born.

On this day in 1873
Grace Foulis Hay was born.

On this day in 1883
Rose Isobel Hudson was born.

On this day in 1887
Christina Newlands Low was born.

On this day in 1882
Thomas Dingwall Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1884
Murdo Mackinnon was born.

On this day in 1873
James McCaig was born.

On this day in 1879
Angus John McVicar was born.

On this day in 1880
James Struthers was born.

On this day in 1879
Robert Ernest Workman was born.

Garabed Yeghia Yardumian, MBChB 1907On this day in 1879
Garabed Yeghia Yardumian was born.

On this day in 1892
Archibald McBryde Ross was born.

On this day in 1890
Margaretta Morrison Smith was born.

On this day in 1889
Mary McFarlane Macalpine was born.

On this day in 1998
David Rachman died.

On this day in 1891
Elizabeth Douglas MacCallum was born.

On this day in 1893
Cheng Wan Hsiung was born.

On this day in 1888
William Aloysius Stuart was born.

On this day in 1894
Dorothy Muriel Patrick Martin was born.

On this day in 1887
George Auditto was born.

On this day in 1894
Norman Bligh Peacock was born.