The Arsenal Anniversary Files
Below are the Arsenal (and occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website. An index to the Anniversary files can be found in the left column of this site under “Pages”
You can find an index to all the anniversary files in the Pages section on the left… just scroll down.
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21 June 1919: Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, fearful that the German fleet might be taken over by the British navy, which had interned it in Scapa Flow, scuttled the whole fleet. 52 vessels sank, and all but seven were eventually salvaged and the metal reused.
21 June 1951: Alan Hudson born. He was rejected Fulham after a trial as a schoolboy but then signed for Chelsea Juniors. After six years in the first team squad he moved to Stoke, and then in 1976 to Arsenal.
21 June 1958 George Swindin became manager. He was the final manager after the Shaw – Allison – Whittaker – Crayston sequence who had worked for the club in various guises before becoming manager.
21 June 1995: Dennis Bergkamp arrived from Inter where he had played just 52 league games. He had been attacked by the press in Italy where a column highlighting the worst mistake of the weekend’s games was named Bergkamp della settimana See also here. And particularly about Inter, here.
21 June 2014: Chuks Aneke left Arsenal on a free transfer to Zulte Waregem. He never played for Arsenal in the league, but subsequently played regularly for the Belgium club.