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.