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On This Day: 26th of July

On this day in 1866:

Atlantic Cable
The final link of the Atlantic cable was laid at Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. Professor William Thomson, later Lord Kelvin, was a consultant to the Atlantic Telegraph Company and was knighted for his services in laying the cable and "in recognition of your high position in science and classical attainments".

On this day in 1894:

First Women Graduates
Queen Margaret College students Marion Gilchrist and Alice Lilian Louisa Cumming graduated MB, CM. They were the first women to obtain medical degrees from a Scottish university. The Scotsman reported that the capping of the women at the graduation ceremony was greeted with "great enthusiasm" by their fellow-graduands and by the audience seated in the Bute Hall galleries, and that "even the venerable professors and lecturers were infected with the prevailing enthusiasm and applauded vigorously."

On this day in 1982:

Chairing the enquiry into the Falklands war
Oliver FranksOliver Franks chaired the official enquiry into the Falklands War, the Falklands Islands Review being published in January 1983.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1772
David Boyle Lord Shewalton was born.

On this day in 2002
Sir John Currie Gunn died.

On this day in 1948
Gilbert Davies died.

On this day in 1861
John Richmond Bryce was born.

On this day in 1862
Rev. James Barr was born.

On this day in 1868
Robert Gardner was born.

On this day in 1863
Harry Duncan Browne was born.

On this day in 1863
William Findlay was born.

On this day in 1863
Robert Campbell Gilroy was born.

On this day in 1861
William Charles Loosmore was born.

On this day in 1867
Archibald McAusland was born.

On this day in 1863
James MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1866
Alexander Roderick Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1863
John Frame Miller was born.

On this day in 1873
Robert Bryce Walker was born.

Arthur Stewart, signature in Register of Doctors of Medicine, 1820On this day in 1785
Arthur Stewart was born.

On this day in 1871
James Loch Watson was born.

On this day in 1883
John Bennett Black was born.

On this day in 1882
John Campbell was born.

On this day in 1891
Jeanie Shanks Dewar was born.

On this day in 1886
Robina Millar was born.

On this day in 1875
Robert Bennett Miller was born.

On this day in 1876
James Crawford Ross was born.

On this day in 1888
Andrew Edward Thomson was born.

On this day in 1882
James Thomson was born.

On this day in 1875
William James Alexander Walker was born.

On this day in 1888
Ernest Hazell Wilson was born.

On this day in 1893
Percival John Moir was born.

On this day in 1893
John Roy Beveridge was born.

On this day in 1894
Peter Skinner Beveridge was born.