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On This Day: 15th of February

On this day in 1995:

Personal Professorships
The Court agreed that, from 1 October 1995, the name titular professorships should be changed to personal professorships.

On this day in 2008:

Graduate Mark Beaumont becomes fastest to cycle round the world
Graduate Mark Beaumont became the fastest person to cycle around the world when he completed his journey in Paris. Mark smashed the previous record by 81 days after completing the 18,000 mile trip in 195 days. During his seven-month journey the politics and economics graduate passed through 20 countries including Pakistan, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1865
Andrew Morton was born.

On this day in 1874
James Wilson Gardner was born.

On this day in 1862
Alexander Kelso was born.

On this day in 1865
John Martin Littlejohn was born.

On this day in 1866
Robert Scrymgeour was born.

On this day in 1872
William Rowan Wilson was born.

On this day in 1860
John Cameron Young was born.

On this day in 1889
Alexander Barr was born.

On this day in 1879
Mary Callander was born.

On this day in 1883
John Cameron was born.

On this day in 1885
William Gilbert was born.

On this day in 1873
Mary Philip Graham was born.

On this day in 1857
Richard Williams Jones was born.

On this day in 1881
John Christopher Kinnear was born.

On this day in 1877
James Hogg MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1880
Samuel Francis Henderson MacKay was born.

On this day in 1885
John Robb was born.

On this day in 1886
Margaret Duncan Smith was born.

On this day in 1880
Clementina Mitchell Stewart was born.

Olive May Winchester's letterOn this day in 1947
Olive May Winchester died.

On this day in 1887
Eliza Wilson Mercer was born.

On this day in 1886
William Aitken Miller was born.

On this day in 1895
Hugh Vincent Sweeney was born.

On this day in 1893
Mary Maccabe was born.

On this day in 1890
Hugh Douglas McCrossan was born.

On this day in 1888
Jessie Grace McDowall was born.

On this day in 1892
Robina Stuart MacKinnon was born.