On This Day: 5th of November

On this day in 1605:

Gunpowder Plot
James VI and IA plot to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament was foiled. King James VI of Scotland and VI of Great Britain and Ireland was one of the intended victims of the plotters. James was one of the University's great benefactors, having issued in 1577 the "Nova Erectio" which refounded the University.

On this day in 1703:

Charity
"It being represented that the students too generally neglect to give charity to the poor on the Lord's Day as they enter church... it [was] resolved that on every Saturday there be a collection for the poor in each class under the inspection of the Regents which shall be given in to him who collects for the poor at the church door."

On this day in 1914:

Frank Barnwell delivers a paper to the Engineering Society on Suggestive Methods in Aeroplane Design
Frank Barnwell lecture to Engineering Society 1914F.S. Barnwell delivered his paper on 5th November 1914 in the James Watt Laboratories: “A meeting of the society was held on above date when a paper on ‘Suggestive Methods in Aeroplane Design’ was read by F. S. Barnwell Esq BSc of the Bristol & Colonial Aeroplane Co. Mr Barnwell took an example of a bi-plane and showed how the sizes of the various members were determined by them and of graphs which were shown on lantern slides. On the motion of H. H. Weddell Esq a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speaker.” Recorded in the Proceedings of the Society (DC299/1/1/3)

Births and Deaths

Henry Glassford BellOn this day in 1803
Henry Glassford Bell was born.

Esmond WrightOn this day in 1915
Esmond Wright was born.

On this day in 1869
James Aitken was born.

On this day in 1872
Donald Nicol Dow was born.

On this day in 1864
Alexander Flint was born.

On this day in 1864
Alfred Frederick Septimus Pearcey was born.

On this day in 1888
Robert Brown was born.

On this day in 1879
John Drury was born.

On this day in 1871
William Moyes Duff was born.

On this day in 1881
John Hutcheon was born.

On this day in 1883
Daniel Livingstone was born.

On this day in 1883
John Macpherson was born.

On this day in 1887
William McGregor was born.

On this day in 1883
John Morris Walker was born.

On this day in 1887
George Herbert Weller was born.

Goto, MakitaOn this day in 1853
Makita Goto was born.

On this day in 1769
William Monteath was born.

On this day in 1890
Alexander McSpadden was born.

On this day in 1892
Janet Currie Baillie was born.

On this day in 1890
John Dempster was born.

On this day in 1892
Ronald Thomson Grant was born.