On This Day: 6th of June

On this day in 1866:

Cutting the First Sod
Allen ThomsonAllen Thomson, Regius Professor of Anatomy at the University and Convenor of the Removal Committee, cut the first sod at the site of the new University buildings on Gilmorehill.

Births and Deaths

Sir John Stirling MaxwellOn this day in 1866
Sir John Stirling Maxwell of Keir was born.

On this day in 1758
Robert Dundas Lord Arniston was born.

On this day in 1776
James Milliken of Milliken died.

Peter Holmes On this day in 1942
Peter Holmes was born.

On this day in 1905
Stanley Alstead was born.

On this day in 1865
Archibald Warden Blair was born.

On this day in 1870
William Bickerton Edwards was born.

On this day in 1860
John Henry Harrison was born.

On this day in 1871
Robert Reid Hobart was born.

On this day in 1868
Adam Nicholson died.

On this day in 1866
James Stuart Motherwell was born.

On this day in 1865
John Muir was born.

On this day in 1862
William Whiteside Paterson was born.

On this day in 1874
John Reid was born.

On this day in 1882
David Alexander Findlay Clark was born.

On this day in 1888
Margaret McKnight Colvin was born.

On this day in 1883
Arthur Aitken Cowan was born.

On this day in 1880
Robert Irvine was born.

On this day in 1882
Murdo Duncan Mackenzie was born.

On this day in 1883
Charles Maclean was born.

On this day in 1884
Christina Cameron McEwen was born.

On this day in 1884
Agnes Hamilton Rankin was born.

On this day in 1885
Annie Stewart Robertson was born.

On this day in 1879
Robert Robertson Rusk was born.

On this day in 1944
George Waugh Scott OBE died.

On this day in 1882
John Smith Sievwright was born.

On this day in 1881
Sydney Smith was born.

On this day in 1886
Edward James Alexander Stewart was born.

On this day in 1881
William Templeton was born.

On this day in 1879
Archie Duncan Thomson was born.

On this day in 1886
James Thomson was born.

On this day in 1891
John Stuart Dinwiddie was born.

On this day in 1937
William Heard Shelford died.

On this day in 1703
Thomas Clap was born.

On this day in 1893
Charles William Young died.

Ian D GrantOn this day in 1891
Ian Dingwall Grant was born.

On this day in 1892
Arthur Raphael Steven was born.