On This Day: 20th of December

On this day in 1821:

Dr Jeffray was ordered to shut up his ham and cheese shop immediately
James JeffrayIn 1821 Dr Jeffray was ordered by the Faculty to close a shop in the College grounds selling ham and cheese, which he had opened without permission.

On this day in 1890:

University Union
Glasgow University Union was opened by Principal John Caird. The cost of the new building on University Avenue was met from a gift by Dr John McIntyre (d1903).

Births and Deaths

Professor Archie DuncanOn this day in 2017
Archibald Duncan died.

Professor Alexander StevensOn this day in 1965
Alexander Stevens died.

Hugh SutherlandOn this day in 2011
Hugh Sutherland died.

On this day in 1852
Colin Alexander Anderson died.

On this day in 1859
William Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1873
John George Crum was born.

On this day in 1859
Matthew Dick was born.

On this day in 1869
David Hedley Gillan was born.

On this day in 1859
Robert Hogg was born.

On this day in 1856
James Wardrop McEwan was born.

On this day in 1856
James William Aitkin Murdoch was born.

On this day in 1864
John Semple Rankin was born.

On this day in 1870
David Wallace was born.

On this day in 1869
Albert Taylor Watt was born.

On this day in 1865
Margaret Edith Bryson was born.

On this day in 1879
Henry Grindlay Clark was born.

On this day in 1874
Thomas Forsyth was born.

On this day in 1884
Michael Harkin was born.

On this day in 1884
Thomas Harkin was born.

On this day in 1888
Janie Farquharson Hughes was born.

On this day in 1885
James Robert Lee was born.

On this day in 1881
James McNabb was born.

On this day in 1875
John Reid was born.

On this day in 1890
William Arnold Reid was born.

On this day in 1965
Henry George Farmer died.

On this day in 1889
Andrew Bonar Ferrie was born.

On this day in 1892
Helen Agnes Matthew was born.

On this day in 1890
Robert Noel Thomson was born.

David Wilson ReidOn this day in 1973
David John Wilson Reid of Robertland died.

On this day in 1889
Walter Gow Cook was born.

On this day in 1892
Mary Kerr Campbell Smith was born.