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 right… we’ve changed the home page around a bit to make it more readable.
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It’s another short list today, as it is off and on in early July. Too early for pre-season friendlies, too late for those end of season tours Arsenal used to do…
9 July 1910: William Rippon joined Arsenal. He had already played for Hackenthorpe, Rawmarsh Albion, Sandhill Rovers, Kilnhurst Town, and Bristol City.
9 July 1921: The two sides in the Irish War of Independence signed a truce to come into effect on 11 July, but on 10 July, 23 died in Belfast and the surrounding area and around 200 homes were destroyed
9 July 1938: As a sign of things to come, gas masks were issued to the population at large.
9 July 1976: Terry Neil became Arsenal manager, after having spent two years at Tottenham in which he narrowly avoided relegation and came 9th in his second season. (see also main index on Terry Neill)
9 July 1999: Barnet 1 Arsenal 6. Arsenal started a three year sponsorship with
SEGA worth £10m, with this match.
9 July 2004: Graham Stack went to Millwall on a year long loan spell. Despite six years at Arsenal he never played a league game, but did get games with Millwall and Beveren. He later had extended runs with Hibs and Barnet, where he was also a coach.
9 July 2007: A season long loan spell to Colchester for Matthew Connolly was announced, but this was curtailed on 2 January 2008 after he had played 16 games and scored two goals, and his permanent transfer to QPR was announced. He was called up for the England under 21s shortly after.