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On this day in football history
- 1883 England beat Ireland 7-0 in Liverpool. Sam Macrac, born in Scotland, became the first player born outside England to represent them.
- 1894 Wales beat Ireland 4-1 in Swansea. W.K. Gibson (Cliftonville) became the youngest player to represent Ireland at the age of seventeen.
- 1930 George Mills signed professional forms with Chelsea after playing for Bromley as an amateur. Until the outbreak of the Second War he was a Chelsea regular at inside-forward and played for England against Ireland, Wales and Czechoslovakia in 1938. Scored a hat trick against Ireland. In all he scored 116 League goals in 220 games. After the war he took charge of Chelsea's "A" team for a number of years.
- 1939 Leeds United transferred Jack Milburn to Nowich City. He began a full-back partnership with his brother George in 1930; two years after they signed for Leeds. George left in 1937 for Chesterfield and was replaced by a third brother Jim who stayed at Elland Road until 1952. A fourth brother, Stanley, also had a long League career playing for Chesterfield, Leicester City and Rochdale between 1946 and 1965. Jack Milburn appeared in 401 League games and scored 30 goals mostly from the penalty spot.
- 1951 Southend United beat Swindon Town 8-2 in Division Three South. At one stage Swindon led 2-0.
- 1951 Jack Kelsey made his League debut for Arsenal against Charlton Athletic. Signed from Wich Wen in 1949 he became a regular in 1954 and made the first of his 41 appearances for Wales. In March 1960 he played for the Football League against the Scottish League and for Arsenal against Juventus on the same day. He received a back injury playing against Brazil in 1962 which ended his career. In all he made 328 League appearances for the Gunners.
- 1962 Stanley Matthews played his 800th first class match when he appeared for Stoke City against Leyton Orient in Division Two.