On This Day: 3rd of November

On this day in 1897:

Installation of Joseph Chamberlain as Rector
Joseph Chamberlain was installed as Rector.

On this day in 1964:

KDF9
The English Electric KDF9, the fastest and largest computer to be installed at a Scottish university, was inaugurated at the University's computing laboratory by Sir Willis Jackson, Professor of Engineering at Imperial College, London. The computer was reckoned to be 100 times faster than its predecessor, DEUCE. It cost £250,000 and was purchased with a grant from the University Grants Committee.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1717
Sir Thomas Miller 1st Baronet was born.

On this day in 1973
C Arthur Campbell died.

On this day in 1836
James Brown died.

John FergusonOn this day in 1916
John Ferguson died.

On this day in 1973
John Foster died.

William RichardsonOn this day in 1814
William Richardson died.

On this day in 1905
George Montgomery was born.

On this day in 1859
John Adams was born.

On this day in 1871
Henry James Campbell was born.

On this day in 1863
William Taylor was born.

On this day in 1863
Walter Falconer Brown was born.

On this day in 1866
Samuel Cockburn was born.

On this day in 1869
Frank Elliott was born.

On this day in 1869
George Lawson Kerr was born.

On this day in 1867
Thomas Martin was born.

On this day in 1875
John Maclean Ramsay was born.

On this day in 1798
John Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1886
Sholto Douglas Thomson was born.

On this day in 1868
Alfred Alexander Young was born.

Jokichi TakamineOn this day in 1854
Jokichi Takamine was born.

On this day in 1878
Samuel Hugh Dow was born.

On this day in 1882
Allan Dunsmith was born.

On this day in 1888
Elizabeth Ure McArthur Edmond was born.

Cunison Charles Finlator first matriculation 1898-99 On this day in 1881
Cunison Charles Finlator was born.

On this day in 1889
Charles Gray was born.

On this day in 1884
Mary Hunter was born.

On this day in 1887
George Clark Hutton was born.

On this day in 1877
William George Johnston was born.

On this day in 1890
John Grieve Henderson King was born.

On this day in 1877
Archibald Lang was born.

On this day in 1885
Margaret McDonnell was born.

On this day in 1885
William Maxwell McKie was born.

On this day in 1881
James Millar was born.

On this day in 1881
Margaret Cunningham Paterson was born.

On this day in 1883
Mary Bella Ross was born.

On this day in 1879
Joseph Shaughnessy was born.

On this day in 1887
Alexander Sym Small was born.

William David Henderson StevensonOn this day in 1945
William David Henderson Stevenson died.

On this day in 1873
Henry Givan Webber was born.

On this day in 1890
James Gemmell Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1889
Walter Stirling Knox was born.

On this day in 1839
John MacBraire died.

On this day in 1917
Sydney Athelstane Richardson died.

On this day in 1892
Andrew Ramsay Bain was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Reid was born.

On this day in 1951
Frederica Houghton Hunton died.

On this day in 1893
Catherine Nicolson was born.

On this day in 1901
Margaret Smillie Taylor was born.

On this day in 1894
Hamish McIntyre Lochhead was born.