On This Day: 1st of April

On this day in 1918:

Establishment of the Royal Air Force
David HendersonThe Royal Air Force was established as an independent service in 1918 due to the efforts of Sir David Henderson.

Births and Deaths

George GibsonOn this day in 1930
George Gibson died.

William Mure of CaldwellOn this day in 1860
William Mure of Caldwell died.

10th Earl of StairOn this day in 1819
John Hamilton Dalrymple 10th Earl of Stair was born.

On this day in 1927
Martin Smellie was born.

On this day in 1915
Sir Thomas Symington was born.

On this day in 1872
Thomas Scott Cairncross was born.

On this day in 1863
John Angus Green was born.

John DonOn this day in 1868
John Don was born.

On this day in 1868
Robert Thom Jack was born.

On this day in 1868
Marshall Buchanan Lang was born.

On this day in 1864
Bremner Patrick Lee was born.

On this day in 1867
John Thompson Maclachlan was born.

On this day in 1868
Alexander Orr Walker was born.

On this day in 1888
Annie Smith Allan was born.

On this day in 1884
Albert Frederick Lucas Brayne was born.

On this day in 1873
George Condie was born.

On this day in 1877
Andrew Cranston was born.

On this day in 1868
Duncan Davie was born.

On this day in 1889
John Gibson was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert Henry Macalister was born.

On this day in 1882
Malcolm McKinnon was born.

On this day in 1876
James Alexander Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1880
Donald Paterson was born.

On this day in 1877
Alexander Stephen was born.

On this day in 1887
Andries Johannes Joubert was born.

On this day in 1890
Isabella Alice Downie was born.

On this day in 1811
James McCosh was born.

On this day in 1892
Margaret Livingston Smyllie was born.

On this day in 1854
John Wilson died.

On this day in 1892
William Baird was born.

On this day in 1886
John Cooper was born.