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On This Day: 28th of May

On this day in 1905:

Battle of Tsushima
Archibald Barr, 1891The surviving ships of Russia's Baltic Fleet surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Navy after the Battle of Tsushima. The superiority of Japanese gunnery at the battle was due in large part to the installation of rangefinders and range and order transmitters and receivers designed and manufactured at the Barr & Stroud factory in Ashton Lane in Glasgow. Barr & Stroud's managing partner was Archibald Barr, Professor of Engineering, and the firm employed several University graduates.

Births and Deaths

George IOn this day in 1660
King George I was born.

On this day in 1981
Manuel Kissen Lord Kissen died.

Sir John RussellOn this day in 1878
Sir John Russell 1st Earl Russell died.

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount MelvilleOn this day in 1811
Henry Dundas 1st Viscount Melville died.

On this day in 1907
Ian Macdonald was born.

On this day in 2007
Geoffrey Webb died.

On this day in 1867
Gavin Braidwood was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Calderwood was born.

On this day in 1869
William Cassells was born.

On this day in 1869
Robert Scott Brown was born.

On this day in 1866
Frederick Fedarb was born.

On this day in 1868
Donald MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1866
William Anderson McKellar died.

On this day in 1864
George Shaw Stewart was born.

On this day in 1889
Christian Muir Connor was born.

On this day in 1875
Archibald William Wallace Davidson was born.

On this day in 1872
Samuel Johnstone was born.

On this day in 2870
William Bryce Kerr was born.

On this day in 1886
Charles Calder Mackintosh was born.

On this day in 1881
Duncan McKechnie was born.

On this day in 1884
John Williams McLaren was born.

On this day in 1871
George Murray was born.

On this day in 1884
Thomas Notman was born.

On this day in 1884
Jeanie Stewart Oswald was born.

On this day in 1884
Jessie Hamilton Smith was born.

On this day in 1885
Thomas Lindsay Turner was born.

On this day in 1889
Walter Percy Yates was born.

On this day in 1889
James Jamieson Cargill was born.

Pietro Giuliani, 1910 On this day in 1883
Pietro Giuliani was born.

Edgar Christian Salvesen, matriculation slip 1904-05On this day in 1884
Edgar Christian Salvesen was born.

Marian entry in Natural Philosophy student entrance register 1896-97On this day in 1872
Marian Ritter von Smolan Smoluchowski was born.

On this day in 1891
Malcolm Chalmers was born.

On this day in 1893
Joanna Gillies was born.

James Walter McDonaldOn this day in 1891
James Walter McDonald was born.

On this day in 1967
Janet Kennedy Robertson died.

On this day in 1977
John Edward York died.

On this day in 1909
Samuel Archibald Wallace was born.

On this day in 1886
Robert Archibald Brown was born.

On this day in 1893
Hilary Rudolph Robert Blood was born.

On this day in 1892
John Anderson was born.

On this day in 1891
Leonard Cecil Woodburn Gemmell was born.

On this day in 1893
John Henry Gilmour was born.

On this day in 1890
James Alexander Leiper was born.

On this day in 1984
Henry Noel Cochrane Stevenson died.

On this day in 1895
Campbell May Grant MacColl was born.