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The anniversaries 

  • 24 October 1883:  George Allison born in County Durham.  Bernard Joy said “he lacked the professional’s deep knowledge of the game”.  But he still managed to win the FA Cup and the League twice.
  • 24 October 1896: Arsenal beat Gainsborough Town 6-1 away.  Biggest away win thus far.
  • 24 October 1936: The East Stand, Highbury opened for game against Grimsby.  It cost £130,000
  • 24 October 1949: Len Wills signs as a professional
  • 24 October 1956: Tom Whittaker died.  In nine seasons as manager he won the league twice and the FA Cup once.
  • 24 October 1970: Coventry 1 Arsenal 3.  League match 14 of the first Double season.
  • 24 October 1974: Terry Mancini bought from QPR
  • 24 October 1997: Glen Helda transferred to NEC Breda
  • 24 October 2004. The 49 match run ends.  After years of silence Mr Wenger finally speaks out and accuses ref Riley of bias.  He is fined £15k, but the silence can never be restored.  Someone, we know not who, hit Ferguson with a pizza
  • 24 October 2006: Armand Traore makes first appearance as a substitute for Adebayor.
  • 24 October 2010: Arsenal beat Manchester City away 3-0 to move up to second.
  • 24 October 2012: Arsenal lose at home to Schalke 04 – first home defeat in group stage


The books

The anniversary file for October is here, and the complete index to the Anniversary file is here

And beyond football… the team that works on Untold Arsenal also writes and maintains a range of sites
Our latest is The Secret Nurse 

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  • The Secret Nurse : what is really going wrong with the NHS?
  • Jiving - a review of the jive clubs of the UK (a new site, but it is growing day by day).  The best way to stay fit physically and mentally.
  • The weight loss programme: The only guaranteed way to get fit

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