On This Day: 17th of April

On this day in 1937:

The Third Observatory
Sir Arthur Eddington opened the new University Observatory in University Gardens. The original observatory had been built at the Old College and its successor at Dowanhill.

On this day in 1942:

Neuro-Surgical Unit
Tom Johnston, Secretary of State for Scotland, opened the West of Scotland Neuro-Surgical Unit at Killearn Hospital. It was the first neuro-surgical unit to open in Scotland, and was supervised by Charles Illingworth, Regius Professor of Surgery at the University.

Births and Deaths

Philip DeeOn this day in 1983
Philip Dee died.

On this day in 1928
Isabella Blacklock died.

On this day in 1780
Charles Badham was born.

On this day in 1913
Ronald Gregor Smith was born.

On this day in 1860
Alexander Agnew was born.

On this day in 1872
William Carrick Anderson was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Crowe Burton died.

On this day in 1859
Alexander Milne Bankier was born.

On this day in 1871
George Francis Coulson was born.

On this day in 1874
John Gray was born.

On this day in 1859
Alexander Robertson was born.

On this day in 1863
Edward Petrie Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1866
Andrew Watson was born.

Robert Thomson LeiperOn this day in 1881
Robert Thomson Leiper was born.

On this day in 1885
Alexander Anderson was born.

On this day in 1880
Thomas Bennett was born.

On this day in 1890
James Cameron Boyd was born.

On this day in 1886
John Cumming was born.

On this day in 1873
David Forfar was born.

On this day in 1891
Colin Campbell Blair Gilmour was born.

On this day in 1885
James Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1886
William Macintyre was born.

On this day in 1886
George Millar was born.

On this day in 1886
John Orr was born.

On this day in 1888
John Paterson was born.

On this day in 1868
James Robertson was born.

On this day in 1882
Helen Tosh Savage was born.

On this day in 1877
James Patterson Wilson was born.

On this day in 1888
Alfred Leopold Robertson was born.

On this day in 1888
James Forrest was born.

On this day in 1889
Cameron Roberts was born.

On this day in 1920
Irene Margaret Campbell Fowler was born.

On this day in 1973
Gabriel Alexander Gabrielides died.

On this day in 1881
James Anderson was born.

Joseph McGhee, 1948 Scottish Universities' Cross Country ChampionshipOn this day in 2015
Joseph McGhee died.

On this day in 1886
Ghanta Venkata Rao was born.

On this day in 1893
Mary Russell Shortt was born.

On this day in 1895
Agnes Donald was born.

On this day in 1896
Mary Helen Lowe was born.

On this day in 2018
Dr Rosemary Bamforth died.