On This Day: 8th of May

On this day in 1880:

Andrew Watson wins his first footballing medal
Andrew Watson  (top centre)Andrew Watson, Scotland's first black football player, won his first footballing medal following his team's (Queens Park) victory in the 1880 Glasgow Charity cup final.

On this day in 1919:

Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig received an Honorary Degree
Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig was made an Honorary Doctor of Laws in a ceremony at the University.

On this day in 1947:

Muriel Robertson FRS
The Senate reported that the Principal had written to Muriel Robertson, MA 1905, to congratulate her on her election as Fellow of the Royal Society. She was the first woman graduate of the University to receive this honour.

Births and Deaths

Sir Charles IllingworthOn this day in 1899
Sir Charles Illingworth was born.

On this day in 1892
James Thomson died.

On this day in 1972
Andrew Browning died.

On this day in 1863
Alexander Gordon was born.

On this day in 1870
Peter Latimer Leitch Craig was born.

On this day in 1864
George Gunnis Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1870
Owen Gethin Jones was born.

On this day in 1867
George Mathieson was born.

On this day in 1865
John Norman MacLeod was born.

Dorothy GeddesOn this day in 1936
Dorothy Geddes was born.

On this day in 1879
William George Burn was born.

On this day in 1875
Daisy Annabella Murdoch Clark was born.

On this day in 1888
William Nairn Cunningham was born.

On this day in 1880
James Black Dickie was born.

On this day in 1883
Harry Stewart Hutchison was born.

On this day in 1889
Barbara Paterson Macfarlane was born.

On this day in 1877
James King Patrick was born.

On this day in 1889
Muriel Annie Rutherfurd was born.

On this day in 1888
Louis France Marcel Savy was born.

On this day in 1890
Colin Macdougal Pattison was born.

On this day in 1887
Helen Anderson Roy was born.

On this day in 1888
Malcolm Laing was born.

Jospeh MacklinOn this day in 1900
Joseph Macklin was born.

Charles Coventry Anderson, matriculation slip 1908-09On this day in 1915
Lieutenant Charles Coventry Anderson died.

On this day in 1892
Jane Ellis Ferguson was born.

On this day in 1927
Frederick Sword died.

On this day in 1878
Charles Edward Fawsitt was born.

On this day in 1890
Catherine Kerr Mackay was born.

On this day in 1894
John Wyllie was born.

On this day in 1894
Rosa Geraldine Clarke was born.

On this day in 1894
Alexander Morton was born.

On this day in 1894
Donald James Mackinnon was born.

Norman Mackenzie, matriculation slip, 1910-11On this day in 1931
Norman Mackenzie died.