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Archibald Gray and Eddie Hapgood. Our anniversaries for 13 May

Today’s anniversaries:

13 May 1904: Archibald Gray joined Woolwich Arsenal

13 May 1933: Eddie Hapgood made international début

Part of the work on this site is to build the biggest ever Arsenal anniversaries record. At the last count we had articles on about 500 events related to specific days, but at certain times of […]

One year ago today – farewell Mr Wenger, and Henry’s “police officer”

Arsene Wenger was the longest serving manager Arsenal has ever had, with the best win record of any manager who had managed over three seasons. His final match – a win at Huddersfield was a year ago on this day.

Also interesting to note that on this day George Graham ended the season as the […]

“Look at that, oh look at that”.

The Anniversaries …

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. You will also find links to the month by month listing of anniversaries in the right hand column of […]

The Arsenal manager who won his first home game with the club 8-1.


The Arsenal Anniversary Files

Today’s headline anniversaries come from 1934

Latest article published by the Arsenal History Society

Arsenal reach the top of the 1st division for the first time ever.

Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over […]

When Arsenal’s top scorer for the season scored11, and everyone seemed quite happy.

The latest post from our series on Henry Norris at the Arsenal

Arsenal Sept 1922: the first Hill-Wood arrives, Spurs seriously warned, Arsenal debts reduced

The next article in this series will appear today.

Here are the anniversaries of today. Our headline comes from 1967.

If you have been following this series for […]

“We so very rarely score two in a match…” You’ll never guess who was in the squad!

This is our daily review of Arsenal anniversaries taken from the Arsenal day by day files prepared by the AISA Arsenal History Society.

Here are the stories from this day in history… the answer to who was in the team is given on 23 December 2000…

23 December 1893: Arsenal 7 Crusaders 0. By modern […]

Uefa ban Arsenal man for two games for “deceiving the referee”

Here are the Anniversaries from 1 September – part of our regular daily look at Arsenal’s history.

Our most recent article on Arsenal’s history is November 1914: The Times journalist goes to a reserve match without realising it..

1 September 1888: The first recorded pre-season friendly, in which Arsenal first team (The Probables) played […]

Norris at the Arsenal 7: Completing the takeover and preparing for the new season


By Tony Attwood

All through the tumultuous period that we’ve been looking at in the previous articles, the fund-raising committee that had been set up before the full extent of this financial crisis was appreciated, had continued its activities. However on 6 June at a meeting in Rotherhithe, the committee resolved not to hand […]

It’s Coquelin’s birthday, and other Arsenal anniversaries

Here are all the main events in Arsenal’s history from 13 May. The full list across the whole year will be published in Arsenal: The Chronology.


13 May 1904: Archibald Gray joined Woolwich Arsenal from Hibernian with whom he had won the Scottish League and Cup, playing 51 league games. He played in Arsenal’s […]

Anniversaries 12: December

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. There is an index to the files at the foot of this page along with details of sources etc.

Last major update: 2 January 2018


1 – 5 December 1886: Extrapolating from the dates of other events […]

Anniversaries 09: September

September Anniversaries. Last major update 1 October 2018

Note: The anniversary file pages have over time been split and split again as they have grown. Please use the at the foot of the page to find the month you want. Source details appear there also.

1 September 1896: Woolwich Arsenal played their first ever pre-season […]

Anniversaries 05: May

Notes on sources and an index to each monthly file appears at the end. This page last major update 28 May 2019

?May 1889: Alf Singleton and Henry Stewart, two of the men who led the split away from Royal Arsenal to form Royal Ordnance Factories FC attended the annual dinner as leading members […]