On This Day: 25th of September

On this day in 1857:

The First Relief of Lucknow
Brigadier-General James Neill (1810-1857), a University alumnus, was killed leading a his troops in the relief of the British residence in Lucknow. The residence had been besieged by rebels during the Indian Uprising.

On this day in 1962:

Wolfson Hall
Sir Isaac WolfsonThe foundation stone of the student residence Wolfson Hall was laid by Sir Isaac Wolfson.

Births and Deaths

Guido Pontecorvo delivering the Jesup Lecture at Columbia, April 1956On this day in 1999
Guido Pontecorvo died.

On this day in 1790
William Graham 2nd Duke of Montrose died.

On this day in 1901
Christian Fordyce was born.

On this day in 1707
James Wodrow died.

James HendryOn this day in 1885
James Hendry was born.

On this day in 1961
Edward Taylor Jones died.

On this day in 1875
Thomas Kerr Bell was born.

On this day in 1867
Malcolm McFarlane Baxter was born.

On this day in 1869
Alexander Blair was born.

On this day in 1858
John Baillie Craig was born.

On this day in 1873
David Hodge Crawford was born.

On this day in 1860
James Brownlee Cumming was born.

Henry DyerOn this day in 1918
Henry Dyer died.

On this day in 1866
Hugh Kerr was born.

On this day in 1861
James Henry Parker was born.

On this day in 1870
James William White was born.

On this day in 1883
Andrew Allison was born.

On this day in 1886
John Muir Anderson was born.

On this day in 1879
William Archibald was born.

On this day in 1880
John Cook was born.

On this day in 1876
John Main was born.

On this day in 1884
David McAdam was born.

On this day in 1885
George Thomson was born.

On this day in 1886
Christina Alexander was born.

On this day in 1891
Mary Currie Auchencloss was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Anderson White was born.

On this day in 1941
George Archibald Lundie died.

On this day in 1915
Lieutenant Edward McGuire died.

On this day in 1760
Hugh Wallace was born.

On this day in 1893
Isabel Catherine Smith was born.

On this day in 1851
Samuel Ralston died.