On This Day: 15th of June

On this day in 1896:

Lord Kelvin's Jubilee
Lord KelvinA series of events to commemorate the Jubilee of Lord Kelvin's Professorship of Natural History opened with a conversazione for 2,500 in the Gilbert Scott Building. The Scotsman reported that it was "not only the most brilliant gathering that Glasgow has probably ever seen, but a company of the most brilliant savants in the world".

On this day in 1944:

Dusty Library Books
The Senate heard from the Convenor of the Library Committee "that an arrangement was being made with a vacuum cleaning company for the cleaning of the books".

On this day in 1948:

Synchroton
The Ministry of Supply announced it was designing a 300 million volt, 150 ton synchroton for fundamental research in nuclear physics, to be sited at the University.

Births and Deaths

Thomas CampbellOn this day in 1844
Thomas Campbell died.

Edward McGirrOn this day in 1916
Edward McGirr was born.

Frank WillettOn this day in 2006
Frank Willett died.

Robert FindlayOn this day in 1814
Robert Findlay died.

John ClelandOn this day in 1835
John Cleland was born.

Robert LattaOn this day in 1865
Robert Latta was born.

On this day in 1938
Geoffrey Webb was born.

On this day in 1865
John Harvey was born.

On this day in 1863
George Lowson was born.

On this day in 1855
John Buchanan Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1865
William Mackintosh MacKay was born.

On this day in 1872
Ebenezer Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1874
William Morrison was born.

On this day in 1799
James Morgan was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Anderson was born.

On this day in 1881
Robert William Barr was born.

On this day in 1888
Thomas Hanning Calder was born.

On this day in 1884
Flora Graham George was born.

On this day in 1871
William Gibson was born.

On this day in 1884
Elizabeth Rowat Haddow was born.

On this day in 1881
Mary McDougall Lechie Johnston was born.

On this day in 1873
James Keith was born.

On this day in 1888
William Slorach Kerr was born.

On this day in 1887
Jeanie McCreadie was born.

On this day in 1885
William Norman McLeod was born.

Margaret Elizabeth McNeillOn this day in 1866
Margaret Elizabeth McNeill was born.

On this day in 1886
Andrew Robertson was born.

On this day in 1885
Isabella Mackintosh Ross was born.

On this day in 1887
Archibald King Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1876
John Steele Smith was born.

On this day in 1889
Jeannie Sutherland was born.

On this day in 1883
Joseph Roderick Sutherland was born.

On this day in 1873
Catherine Spence Thomson was born.

On this day in 1878
William Robertson Wylie was born.

On this day in 1911
James Venn Paterson Jr was born.

On this day in 1890
Helen Bisland Dickie was born.

On this day in 1890
Jane Mair was born.

On this day in 1882
Michael Devers was born.

Elly Schrader Matriculation Slip 1912-13On this day in 1891
Elly Schrader was born.

On this day in 1891
William Cross Buchanan died.

On this day in 1899
Hugh Shaw Dunn Garven was born.

On this day in 1891
John Roberts Pate was born.

On this day in 1893
Isobel Russell Hill was born.

On this day in 1891
Dorothy Leleux was born.

On this day in 1996
John Ludovick Thomson Waugh died.