If you know your history – July 6th
On This Day…6th July
130 years ago… Close season 1891 was just a wee bit quieter than the current one. The new club, had won The Glasgow Cup v Third Lanark (4-0 o.g., Dowds, Campbell x2) at 2nd Hampden Park ( now Cathkin Park). This was an important milestone and seen as our First ‘Major’ recognised as a very prestigious trophy at the time. It reflects the strong results in the season, against all the Glasgow clubs. Celtic had now ‘arrived’ and their fans in the 10,000 crowd were “voluable” (sic) and increasingly “partisan”. One of the Umpires was a certain Mr MacKay of Campsie.
Results against Vale of Leven & Dumbarton had been a different story, however, and the last recorded game of the season was a 3-0 loss to The Boghead club in the Charity League Cup Final ( 10th June) at Cathkin Park Att. 8,000.
The players are now preparing for a new season, one that will see the club name stamped (forever) on an even more prestigious piece of silverware….we will follow the players on that campaign.
In other news…
Otto von Bismarck and his dugs Tyras II und Rebecca auditioning for The Godfather;
Friedrichsruh, 6. July 1891. Photo by Strumper & Co., Hamburg,
50 years ago in close season 1971, Billy Mitchell was signed from Raith Rovers and the club are looking at signing 32 year old goalkeeper Gordon Marshall (snr.) who was being freed by Hibernian. Both players mustered 1 appearance between them ( Dryborough Cup games don’t count… apparently) and some Folk still complain about that Willo…
In other news-
Knock Three Times – Dawn @ #1 in UK charts. (5wks)
ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21) at Verum.
Iconic jazz trumpeter and singer Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong 69, dies of a heart attack.
White House Plumber’s Unit formed to plug leaks……….
20 years ago in close season 2001, Turners Cross hosts Celtic’s visit to Cork for a pre-season Friendly. (Friday 6th July)
Coach: Martin O’NEILL.
Scorers: McNamara (45), Burchill (62, 80).
Team: Kharine (Gould 46), Tebily, Boyd, Crainey (Goodwin 57), Agathe (Smith 57), McNamara (Thompson 46), Lambert (Lennon 46), Miller (Moravcik 46), Petta (Wieghorst 69), Sutton (Burchill 46), Johnson (Maloney 46).
In other news-
U Remind Me – Usher @ #1 in US charts.
The Israeli Prime Minister, Mr Ariel Sharon, said yesterday he was still committed to peace as he made a brief visit to Europe amid fears that a fragile US-brokered Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire could collapse.
Australian Pat Rafter reached his second successive Wimbledon final when he beat Andre Agassi 2-6 6-3 3-6 6-2 8-6 in one of the great Centre Court thrillers this afternoon.
6 July 1249: King Alexander II dies on the island of Kerrera, in Oban Bay, after a premonition while on board his fleet. The military action dissipates on his death.
6 July 1747: The birth at Arbigland of John Paul Jones, the man who went on to become the first US naval hero of the American Revolution, and in many eyes the father of the US Navy.
6 July 1919: The airship R34, built in Glasgow, lands in the USA after a non-stop flight from East Fortune, near North Berwick.
6 July 1988: The North Sea oil rig, Piper Alpha, explodes, killing 167 men. RIP
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