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Arsenal On This Day. What happened to Arsenal on 24 July across the years.

These are the stories from the Arsenal History Society Archives for Arsenal FC on 24 July.   There is more about our archives at the foot of the page.

24 July 1870: Harry Storer born.  He became Arsenal’s first ever player to win representative honours, and the first player to be transferred for disciplinary reasons after a major falling out with fans.

24 July 1905: Widespread interest in Woolwich Arsenal led to the Daily Mirror noting that season tickets for the season ahead had gone on sale.

24 July 1910: Woolwich Arsenal FC formally taken over by Henry Norris and William Hall.  They promised the Football League to use their money to keep Arsenal in Plumstead for one year, but by this date had extended that to two years in a promise to George Leavey.   Eventually they paid for the club to stay at the Manor Ground for three seasons before moving to Highbury.

24 July 1946: Arthur Milton signed pro forms.  He became the last ever man to play football and cricket at the top level for England.  He remains in the top ten in terms of catches in first-class cricket (758) and in 1952, he equalled the world record of seven catches in a day, and eight in the match.

24 July 1966  Martin Keown born.  Although he started his career with Arsenal he was eventually sold to Aston Villa and then on to Everton, returning to Arsenal to play 311 games six years after he had left the club.

24 July 1977: After a players’ drinking spree in Sydney, on a club tour of Australia, Terry Neill diminished his power base somewhat by sending just two of the culprits home including Alan Hudson who did not play for the club again.

24 July 1998: The BBC reported that Arsenal had gained the “go ahead” to play European games at Wembley.  It was a revolutionary move at the time, but turned into a disaster.  

24 July 2002: Richard Wright signed for Everton for £3.5m.  He had joined Arsenal in July 2001 for what is thought to be about £2m as a potential successor to David Seaman, and in preference to Alex Manninger, but played just 12 games.  

24 July 2012: Arsenal played Malaysia on what seemed on TV pictures to be a
ploughed field. Eisfeld scored his first goal and appeared to have a bright future with the club.

The current series being developed on this site is Henry Norris at the Arsenal.

Covering all aspects off the life and work of the man who rescued Arsenal from extinction, secured the club’s future by moving it to Highbury, and then brought in Herbert Chapman as manager.   The series is being worked on daily, and the articles thus far are here.

Among the many other series we have run are…

There are details of many other series covered by this site on our home page.

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