On This Day: 31st of October

On this day in 1776:

Fencing at the Old College
The Glasgow Chronicle of 24-31 October 1776 carried an advertisement by Messrs Robertson and Dasti, announcing that the fencing hall at the Old College would be open every day in winter and that they would be available to teach the broadsword, small sword, spadroon and counterpoint to gentlemen there. Alexander Dasti was also available to teach modern languages and the violin, and he held a French class in his home every evening between 6 and 8pm.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1937
Reverend Dick Sheppard died.

William Barron Stevenson On this day in 1954
William Barron Stevenson died.

On this day in 1980
Leslie Davis died.

On this day in 2006
Gemmell Morgan died.

Cosmo Gordon LangOn this day in 1864
Cosmo Gordon Lang Baron Lang of Lambeth was born.

On this day in 1863
Alexander Wallace Aird was born.

On this day in 1864
David Young was born.

On this day in 1869
John Miller Chalmers was born.

On this day in 1873
Laurence Robertson Brown was born.

On this day in 1872
John Dunlop Louttit was born.

On this day in 1865
James McIntosh McCall was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Stevenson was born.

On this day in 1918
Daniel Dougal Baird died.

On this day in 1877
James Barrowman was born.

Einar Bull, matriculation slip 1896-97On this day in 1873
Einar Bull was born.

On this day in 1876
James Cappell was born.

On this day in 1874
James Carmichael was born.

On this day in 1871
Stewart Dunbar was born.

On this day in 1887
James Orr Erskine was born.

On this day in 1878
Robert John Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1890
William Allan Higgins was born.

On this day in 1888
John William Kerr was born.

On this day in 1876
John Lochhead was born.

On this day in 1888
Sidney McNab was born.

On this day in 1885
Margaret Cochrane Mitchell was born.

On this day in 1878
David Macfarlane Stewart was born.

On this day in 1886
David Norman Strathie was born.

On this day in 1883
Edith Mary Whitson was born.

On this day in 1889
Euphemia Welch Murchie was born.

On this day in 1893
Henry Stuart was born.

On this day in 1888
Kathleen Walsh was born.

On this day in 1893
Isabella Waddell was born.

On this day in 1891
Henry Kerr was born.

On this day in 1923
Morag Morris was born.

On this day in 1891
Helen Neilson Stephen was born.

On this day in 1894
Mary Holms Rough was born.