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On This Day: 22nd of June

On this day in 1927:

Frances Melville: first honorary degree awarded to a Scottish female academic
Frances MelvilleThe University of Glasgow awarded the first honorary degree to a Scottish female academic, Frances Melville in 1927. She received an LLD on 22nd June.

On this day in 2007:

Computing Science building
The new Computing Science building was opened at 18 Lilybank Gardens by Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, and Lady Joan Williams. The building was named for Sir Alwyn Williams (1921-2004) who was University Principal from 1976 to 1988.

Births and Deaths

John MillarOn this day in 1735
John Millar was born.

Sir William MacewenOn this day in 1848
Sir William Macewen was born.

On this day in 1761
Neil Campbell died.

On this day in 1981
Tony Thomas died.

On this day in 1975
Agnes Cameron died.

On this day in 1865
John Russell Aitken was born.

On this day in 1871
John Lindsay Anderson was born.

On this day in 1868
Alexander Andrew was born.

On this day in 1860
James Knight was born.

On this day in 1873
Jerome Dennison was born.

On this day in 1863
David Frew was born.

On this day in 1860
Robert Campbell Highet was born.

On this day in 1867
Thomas Werdos Jones was born.

On this day in 1860
Thomas Dale McIlvean was born.

On this day in 1874
David Stephen Robertson was born.

On this day in 1861
Hugh Sutherland was born.

On this day in 1869
William Thompson Merry Wallace was born.

James Maxton's matriculation record, 1904On this day in 1885
James Maxton was born.

On this day in 1870
David Yates Barclay was born.

On this day in 1885
Helen Gallacher was born.

On this day in 1883
Effie Grace Kirkwood was born.

On this day in 1887
Mary Reid Knight was born.

On this day in 1882
Alexander Mackay was born.

On this day in 1885
James Maxton was born.

On this day in 1880
George Muir was born.

On this day in 1877
Henry Taylor was born.

On this day in 1880
Ella Maclean Thompson was born.

On this day in 1887
Agnes Stirling was born.

On this day in 1888
Alice Reid was born.

On this day in 1774
Charles Williams Windship was born.

On this day in 1888
Simon Harry Bennett was born.

On this day in 1891
Margaret Louisa Chisholm was born.

On this day in 1890
Annie Matheson was born.

On this day in 1903
Alexander Macdonald Halket died.