On This Day: 4th of June

On this day in 1760:

Henry Grey Macnab
The educationalist and mining entrepreneur Henry Grey Macnab (1760-1823) was born at Ulgham in Northumberland.

Macnab was a private tutor of elocution and rhetoric at the University from 1782 and 1790. He published three books on education and elocution in 1785 and 1786, printed by Andrew Foulis. One was dedicated to "the principal and professors" and another to Edmund Burke, the University's Rector from 1783 to 1785.

On this day in 1958:

The University was informed that the artist Marc Chagall was unable to attend Commemoration Day.
Valentina, wife of Belarusian-French artist Marc Chagall, wrote to the Clerk of Senate to express her husband's deep regret that he would be unable to come to Glasgow to receive his honorary degree on 18 June. He had been rushed to hospital to have his appendix removed and would be unable to travel from Paris. He finally received his honorary degree in 1959.

Births and Deaths

Christian Kay and Jane Roberts receive a Saltire Book of the Year AwardOn this day in 2016
Christian Kay died.

On this day in 1859
Adam Guthrie Burrel was born.

On this day in 1873
James Richan Drever was born.

On this day in 1777
Walter Washington Buchanan was born.

On this day in 1873
James McMurtrie was born.

Vivian Ernest Chang signatureOn this day in 1866
Vivian Ernest Chang was born.

On this day in 1868
John Cunningham was born.

On this day in 1874
James Gillespie was born.

On this day in 1865
John Hardie was born.

On this day in 1870
John Stewart Hastie was born.

On this day in 1863
David Lewis was born.

On this day in 1856
Alexander McDougall was born.

On this day in 1875
James Muir was born.

On this day in 1868
Alexander Prentice was born.

On this day in 1869
William Stirling was born.

On this day in 1869
Herbert Stowell was born.

On this day in 1870
Ernest Fredrick Docetti Walker was born.

On this day in 1879
Alexander Robert Bayne was born.

On this day in 1881
William Bryce was born.

On this day in 1883
William David Congalton was born.

On this day in 1875
William Hunter Duncan was born.

On this day in 1889
Matthew Craig Fitch was born.

On this day in 1872
Duncan Johnston Fletcher was born.

On this day in 1885
James McFarlane Grier was born.

On this day in 1877
Thomas Inglis was born.

On this day in 1878
William Grierson Macalister was born.

On this day in 1884
Nathaniel Martin was born.

On this day in 1881
John McMillan was born.

On this day in 1883
Robert Sheridan was born.

On this day in 1879
Mary Graham Sinclair was born.

On this day in 1879
John Logan Stewart was born.

On this day in 1883
Archibald Barton Timms was born.

On this day in 1887
James Whyte was born.

On this day in 1889
Beatrice Hay McAinsh was born.

On this day in 1890
Donald Campbell Buchanan was born.

Wensley V Fowler, MB ChB 1950On this day in 1923
Wensley Vidal Fowler was born.

Lubor Velecky, matriculation slip 1949-50 signatureOn this day in 1927
Lubor Ceslaus Velecky was born.

On this day in 1892
Henry Crow was born.

On this day in 1891
William Brodie Erskine was born.

On this day in 1893
Thomas Young was born.

On this day in 1896
Mary Fraser Montgomerie was born.

On this day in 1894
Hans George Johan Helland Sommerfeldt was born.