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The actual moment in history that triggered the club that became Arsenal FC

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

Our headline is taken from this day in 1920. 


Special feature:

Highbury: from start to end with previously unseen pictures of the end of the stadium.

Below are the Anniversaries from  November 14. 

14 November 1886: “The Referee” newspaper published an advert by Eastern Wanderers asking for opponents.  It almost certainly caused workers in the Dial Square factory to decide to create a team and offer to play them.

14 November1900: Arsenal lost to New Brompton in fourth replay of 3rd qualifying round FA Cup game.  It was the longest run of Cup replays in Arsenal’s entire history.

14 November 1914: Arsenal scored six at Highbury for the first time beating Grimsby 6-0.   Harry King got his first hat trick on his way to becoming top hat trick scorer for the club.

14 November 1925.  Arsenal 6 Bury 1, a result that meant Arsenal had scored 15 in the last three games.  (For more on Bury see here).  Considering the club had only scored 46 goals in the entire 42 games of the previous season it was a remarkable turnaround.

14 November 1934: George Male and Eddie Hapgood made their international debuts at Highbury for England in England 3 Italy 2.  George Allison did the radio commentary, Tom Whittaker was England’s physio, and seven Arsenal players were in the team.

14 November 1949.  The tragically early death of Jimmy Dunne was recorded following a heart attack.  After playing for Arsenal he played for Southampton, and then became successful club manager in Ireland.

14 November 1970: Arsenal 1 Crystal Palace 1.  League match 17 of the first Double season.  Radford scored for the fourth consecutive game, making it seven without defeat since the 0-5 defeat against Stoke.

14 November 2007: “Arsenal are my favourite team right now and I think they are the best performing team in the Premier League.”  Pele

14 November 2009: Robin van Persie suffered ankle ligament damage during an international friendly.  It was announced that he was expected to miss four to five months while recovering from ligament reconstruction surgery.

 


Also on this day in 1896 a new Highway Act came into force in the UK.  It raised the speed limit to 14 mph and removed the need for a man to walk in front of a motor vehicle carrying a red flag.

Yesterday’s anniversaries:

Arsenal have the worst injury list in the league ever. Official.


 

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

Arsenal in 1918: Chapman’s downfall, votes for women, schooling for all, Arsenal erratic

A full index of the various series of articles on this site appears on the home page.

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