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Glas­gow Univer­sity is es­tab­lished by a pa­pal bull ( char­ter) from Pope Ni­cholas V as the se­cond old­est univer­sity in Scot­land, af­ter St An­drews.

Troops fire on weavers in Cal­ton, who are strik­ing to protest at wage cuts and a lock- out. Six are killed, be­com­ing Scot­land’s first work­ing- class mar­tyrs.

John Alexan­der MacDon­ald, the first Prime Min­is­ter of Canada, is born in the city to a mer­chant father. The fam­ily em­i­grate to Up­per Canada in 1820.

T Thomas Chalme ers leads a split fromf the Kir rk to formm the Fre ee Church h at the Dis­rupt tion. From 1815-1823,823 he had been a min­is­ter in Glas­gow.

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