This headmaster of Rugby School popularized 'muscular Christianity', combining sports and learning with a heavy religious focus
His son Matthew was a popular poet and influential schools inspector
He was largely responsible for reforming public school standards of education
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.