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And now on with the Arsenal anniversaries of today, including as ever a few historical moments as well.
21 July 1898: Tom Whittaker born in Aldershot. His prime interest in his early days was in being a marine engineer, but he was spotted playing football while serving his country, and in 1919 signed for Arsenal. As Arsenal manager after the second world war, he won the league twice and the Cup once, as did Allison and Chapman before him.
21 July 1953: Brian Talbot born in Ipswich. He started his career with Ipswich Town in 1968 before graduating to the first team in 1972 playing 177 games for the club.
21 July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon
21 July 1987: Alan Smith’s first appearance for Arsenal, in the Barrie Vassallo Testimonial. He had transferred from Leicester City where he had played alongside Gary Lineker, but was immediately loaned back to the club until the summer of 1987.
21 July 2000: Tommy Black and Julian Gray released to Crystal Palace. Black played in the Youth League winning side of 1998 and both players won promotion with Palace in 2004.
21 July 2005: Samir Nasri fractured his right fibula during a training session while playing for Marseilles.
21 July 2005: Patrick Vieira moved to Juventus. He only stayed one year before moving to Inter Milan for four years and then Manchester City for one year.
21 July 2014: Wellington Silva loaned to Almeria until June 2015. He was then able to obtain a Spanish passport through length of residence meaning he could play anywhere in the EU.
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