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On this day in football history
- 1904 Woolwich Arsenal beat a Parisian XI 26-0 at Plumstead.
- 1913 Tommy Fern, Lincoln City goalkeeper, transferred to Everton. Regarded as the best uncapped 'keeper of his generation, he had five years with Lincoln and remained at Goodison Park, where he won a Championship medal in 1915, until he joined Port Vale in 1924. He retired in 1927 when he had played 421 League matches.
- 1931 No corner kicks were awarded during the First Division match between Newcastle United and Portsmouth at St James's Park.
- 1951 In a match played at Ninian Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Welsh FA, Wales beat a Rest of UK XI 3-2. Allchurch(2) and Ford scored for Wales while Fleming and Medley netted for the opposition.
- 1953 Norwich City signed inside-forward Alan Woan from New Brighton. A prolific scorer he moved on to Northampton Town in 1956 and hit 32 goals in the 1958-59 season. He joined Crystal Palace during the following season and Aldershot in March 1961 where he scored 20 goals during 1962-63. This was a post-war record for the club at the time. When he retired from League football in 1964 he had scored 142 goals in 292 matches.
- 1960 Derek Reeves, Southampton centre-forward, scored all five of his side's goals in their 5-4 League Cup win over Leeds United. He signed for the Saints in 1954 after National Service and, until his transfer to Bournemouth in November 1962, scored 164 goals for them: 143 in the League, 12 in the FA Cup and 9 in the League Cup. He set a club record of 39 goals during 1959-60 when the club won promotion from the Third Division.
- 1966 Ken Shellito, Chelsea full-back, was advised to give up the game after four knee operations. A product of the club's junior scheme, he signed as a professional in April 1957 and made his League debut two years later. A very fast back with attacking flair he played for the England U-23's and for the full side against Czechoslovakia in 1963. He made 114 League appearnces and scored two goals.
- 1972 George Best is placed on the transfer list by Manchester United. He had walked out on the Club several days earlier.
- 1996 A TV documentary accuses the Yorkshire Policeforce of a cover-up in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.