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On This Day: 23rd of November

On this day in 1942:

Soviet Students at the Union
Vladimir Pchelintsev and Nicolae Krasavchenko, who had organised fellow students in the defence of Leningrad and Moscow against German forces, were presented with red graduation gowns at a meeting in Glasgow University Union. The two men had earlier received honorary membership of the Scottish National Union of Students.

On this day in 1943:

Tom Honeyman awarded the St Mungo Prize
Tom HoneymanTom Honeyman, Director of Glasgow Art Galleries and Museums, was awarded the St Mungo Prize, for those who have done most in the previous three years for the betterment of the city of Glasgow.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1859
James Lawrie died.

On this day in 1864
Charles Friskin Fleming was born.

On this day in 1868
Thomas Connell Craig was born.

On this day in 1870
Alexander Dale was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert Lamond MacNie was born.

On this day in 1867
John Sloan was born.

On this day in 1862
John Maurice Saunders was born.

Victor Hawthorne (left) at the celebrations for 30 years of MIDSPAN, 2005On this day in 2014
Victor Hawthorne died.

On this day in 1877
Norman Carrick Anderson was born.

On this day in 1882
Alexander Beaton was born.

On this day in 1885
Janet Bell was born.

On this day in 1885
Hugh Forrest was born.

On this day in 1880
Alexander Hunter was born.

On this day in 1878
John Hutcheson was born.

On this day in 1886
Isabella Fulton Johnston was born.

On this day in 1938
Stanley Everard Lewis died.

On this day in 1865
James Lindsay was born.

On this day in 1884
Margaret McEachern MacLeod was born.

James Mill RentonOn this day in 1883
James Mill Renton was born.

On this day in 1881
Thomas Graham Robertson was born.

On this day in 1866
Margaret Garrow Tannahill was born.

On this day in 1881
John Thomson was born.

On this day in 1883
John Whitelaw was born.

David ClydeOn this day in 1966
Sir David Clyde died.

On this day in 1885
John Kerr was born.

Parsooramen ParatianOn this day in 1924
Parsooramen Paratian was born.

On this day in 1964
Bror Oscar Eilert Ekwall died.

On this day in 1891
Archibald Sutherland Strachan was born.

William McIlvany Matriculation slip 1955-56On this day in 1935
William McIlvaney was born.