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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29 June 1900: Loughboro FC, the team against whom Arsenal had their largest league victory, finally folded. They had been in serious financial difficulty for some time and Arsenal had paid their train fares so they could complete their final visit to Plumstead.
29 June 1914: The international exhibition opened at the “White City”. It closed on the declaration of war and the site was used as a armaments depot.
29 June 1923: Ernest Williamson was granted a free transfer to Norwich after over 100 games in goal. He played for Norwich for two seasons, before retiring from football in 1925 after which we lose sight of him completely
29 June 1929: Billy Warnes, one of the “Walsall Experiment” players in Herbert Chapman’s last ever FA Cup match, was signed. The FA Cup match against Walsall was his only first team game for the club. See also here
29 June 1971: Don Howe left Arsenal having helped guide the club to the Double as first team coach. He moved on to WBA where he stayed until 1975 before a year at Galatasaray SK after which he returned to Arsenal as manager.
29 June 2015: After much expectation, Arsenal purchased Petr Cech from Chelsea for around £10m. It was reported that the Chelsea manager Mourinho was particularly unhappy about the sale.