On This Day: 8th of March

On this day in 1898:

Appointment of Professor Gairdner
Royal approval given for the appointment of John Glaister to the Regius Chair of Forensic Medicine.

On this day in 1975:

Today is International Women's Day
The United Nations designated today as International Womens's Day. Find out more about the history of Women in the University.

Births and Deaths

John ElderOn this day in 1824
John Elder was born.

Richard Austen ButlerOn this day in 1982
Richard Austen Butler died.

Sir William Stirling MaxwellOn this day in 1818
Sir William Stirling Maxwell 9th Baronet was born.

William DunlopOn this day in 1700
William Dunlop died.

George Gilbert RamsayOn this day in 1921
George Gilbert Ramsay died.

On this day in 1930
Sir Donald Campbell was born.

Douglas MacDowellOn this day in 1931
Douglas Maurice MacDowell was born.

Andrew Watson  (top centre)On this day in 1921
Andrew Watson died.

On this day in 1867
David Edmond Conacher was born.

On this day in 1865
John Dick was born.

On this day in 1868
John Dunlop was born.

On this day in 1864
Alexander Mitchell Gray was born.

On this day in 1849
Rev. Joseph Ferguson McFadyen died.

Peter MacKay- Master of Arts volume, 1852On this day in 1905
Peter Mackay died.

On this day in 1871
William Samuel was born.

On this day in 1890
Agnes McCulloch Clanachan was born.

On this day in 1875
William Weir Clark was born.

On this day in 1877
John Copland was born.

On this day in 1883
Janey Aitken Keddie was born.

On this day in 1881
William Kerr was born.

On this day in 1882
Alice Hilda Macalpine was born.

On this day in 1880
Hugh Alexander MacKay was born.

On this day in 1886
Janet Mary Morton was born.

On this day in 1882
William Young Turner was born.

Margaret Wardlaw Waddell, matriculation slip 1909-10On this day in 1889
Margaret Wardlaw Waddell was born.

On this day in 1877
Joseph White was born.

On this day in 1880
Jeannie Wilson was born.

On this day in 1877
Samuel Wilson was born.

On this day in 1882
John Graham Young was born.

On this day in 1891
Annie Harriet Hunter was born.

Professor D.C.LauOn this day in 1921
Din Cheuk Lau was born.

On this day in 1862
Rev James Wordie died.

On this day in 1808
Peter Belch died.

On this day in 1892
Jane Galt Reid was born.

On this day in 1888
Mahabir Pershad Saxena was born.

On this day in 1889
Thomas Wilson Wylie was born.

Robert Smith McKinnon in the Senate minutes 1931On this day in 1975
Robert Smith McKinnon died.

On this day in 1893
Alfred Saunders Hill was born.

On this day in 1889
Florence Scott Kirk was born.

On this day in 1892
Andrew Brown Walker was born.