On This Day: 27th of October

On this day in 1874:

Western Infirmary formal opening
The Western Infirmary in 1874The building was thrown open for inspection over the next two days and viewed by many thousands of visitors. The building was "regarded as one of the best equipped establishments of its kind in the country."

On this day in 1937:

First Female Member of Court
Elizabeth C Wallace, Warden of Southpark House hall of residence, became the first female member of the University Court when she was elected an Assessor.

On this day in 1986:

First demonstration of the use of Thermoluminescence to detect irradiated potatoes
David SandersonDemonstration, led by David Sanderson, of method to detect irradiated foods.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1820
Patrick Cumin died.

Robert RankinOn this day in 1915
Robert Rankin was born.

Sir John Harvard BilesOn this day in 1933
Sir John Harvard Biles died.

On this day in 1873
Thomas Walter Bayne was born.

On this day in 1869
James Murray Young was born.

On this day in 1860
James Alexander Gentle was born.

On this day in 1866
John Peter Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1885
James Cameron Campbell was born.

On this day in 1883
Jessie Fletcher Lamb was born.

On this day in 1887
George Dunlop Montgomerie was born.

On this day in 1890
James Ralston was born.

On this day in 1880
Donald Bannatyne Watson was born.

On this day in 1887
James Williamson was born.

On this day in 1880
John Young was born.

On this day in 1880
David Forsyth was born.

On this day in 1891
James Taylor Wilson was born.

On this day in 1876
William Dunlop Muir was born.

Archibald BowmanOn this day in 1987
Archibald Ian Bowman died.

John Bell's Matriculation Slip 1912-13On this day in 1893
John Bell was born.

On this day in 1894
Isabella McLaren was born.

On this day in 1893
Susan Ferguson Sproat was born.