On This Day: 24th of October

On this day in 1943:

War Memorial
The Glasgow Herald reported that a memorial was to be erected to the members of the University community who died in the Second World War. The University had issued an appeal to meet the cost (estimated at about £6,000) of erecting tablets inscribed with the names of the fallen, as well as the completion of Douglas Strachan's (1875-1950) design for the five lights of the East window.

On this day in 2001:

Bower Building Fire
A fire in the Bower Building resulted in extensive damage to the roof and top floor. The lower floors suffered water and structural damage. The building reopened three years later, after the restoration of the exterior and the complete reconstruction of the interior.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1765
Sir James Mackintosh of Kyllachy was born.

John VeitchOn this day in 1829
John Veitch was born.

Robert GrantOn this day in 1892
Robert Grant died.

On this day in 1950
Andrew Bradley was born.

On this day in 1837
Robert Hardy died.

On this day in 1867
Robert Lohoar Boyd was born.

On this day in 1864
Bruce Edward Goff was born.

On this day in 1859
James Fleming was born.

On this day in 1863
John Robert Gibson was born.

On this day in 1939
Ernst Denny Scott Heyliger died.

On this day in 1869
James Duncan Love was born.

On this day in 1868
James Robert Erskine Murray was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Alexander Paton was born.

On this day in 1859
William Goodman Edwards Rees was born.

On this day in 1887
Robert Blackie Austin was born.

On this day in 1880
Robert Blair was born.

On this day in 0
James Duncan Cochran was born.

On this day in 1876
Richard Lister Franks was born.

On this day in 1875
William Wylie Fulson was born.

On this day in 1886
Kenneth Charles Gordon Gray was born.

On this day in 1884
Alexander Bain Harper was born.

On this day in 1885
James Liggart was born.

On this day in 1881
John McPhee was born.

On this day in 1887
Elizabeth Hogg Miller was born.

On this day in 1876
Janet Thomson Miller was born.

On this day in 1878
Samuel Ritchie Skilling was born.

On this day in 1874
Ernest Milton Watkins was born.

On this day in 1888
Helen Macgregor Yuille was born.

On this day in 1890
Ronald MacIver was born.

On this day in 1919
David Rachman was born.

On this day in 1906
Otto Egon Lowenstein was born.

On this day in 1886
Alfred Main was born.

Maurice Goldin, MBChB 1937On this day in 1982
Maurice Goldin died.

Rudolf Andreae, matriculation slip 1901-02On this day in 1879
Rudolf Johann August Andreae was born.

On this day in 1891
Ke-Ming Cheng was born.

Margaret Green CormackOn this day in 1888
Margaret Green Cormack was born.

On this day in 1890
Joseph Chalmers was born.

George CoghillOn this day in 1894
George Coghill was born.

On this day in 1895
Helen Black Weir was born.