If you know your history – 8th September
130 years ago … 1891 and it‘s Tuesday and a free midweek. The match reports from the previous Saturday’s league win at Celtic Park versus Renton (4th league game of the season) indicate that Celtic are pretty much on fire, scoring freely.
The team have now closed the gap on league leaders Hearts to only one point after their opening day defeat at Tynecastle.
Celts share 2nd place with Champions (joint) Dumbarton, and the other Champions ( joint) are having a tough time sitting in 10th place ( 3rd bottom).
The wind at Parkhead almost cost the home side an early shock goal, however the team rallied well and should have scored more than three goals in a comprehensive win. Renton made a good show in an exciting game, but Kelly, Doyle, McMahon & Campbell, who bagged his first league Hat-trick, kept Celts comfortably in front. Most of the 8000 fans went home happy.
Celtic:- Duff, Doyle, Reynolds, Maley, Kelly, Dowds, McCallum, Brady, Madden, McMahon, Campbell.
Goals:- Campbell 25, Campbell 30, Campbell 48.
Lindsay, Hannah, McCall, Kelso, Devine, McBride, Duncan, Murray, Davie, J McCall, Brady.
Ref:- not shown
Next up, a trip to Abercorn on league duty.
90 years ago … 1931… The Celtic family, and it has to be said the Scottish nation, are in deep mourning for the loss of ‘The Prince of Goalkeepers John Thompson’.
There are so many wonderful tributes and online, here are links for anyone who has missed them:
These vivid images remind us of his agility, bravery and passionate desire to win.
Rest in Peace brave bhoy…
50 years ago…..1971 today Celts are on League Cup duty at Kilbowie running out 5 goal winners.
McDonald Hall Mitchell Ruddy Fallon Hay McGhie Love Kane Munro Caskie
Celtic: Williams, Craig, Gemmell, Hay, Brogan (capt.), Connelly, Hood, Lennox ( Dalglish 60), Wallace, Callaghan, Macari
Scorers: Hood (21), Callaghan (43), Macari 2 (75, 79), Wallace (90)
Referee: J C McRoberts (Wishaw)
Superb example of sporting fellowship by the Bankies. How many other clubs would reference ‘Jinky’ in such a positive way…
Unfortunately, Jinky didn’t play as Celtic were resting Key players for the forthcoming Rangers match on Saturday … the third visit to Ibrox in a month!!
More on that next time!
In other news…
In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was dedicated with the première of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. A critic commented the next day that “The capital of this nation finally strode into the Cultural Age tonight,” and noted that “The rich, celebrated and powerful flocked to the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in the gigantic marble temple to music, dance and drama on the Potomac.
No1 Single U.K. I’m Still Waiting by Diana Ross ( 4 weeks)
1276 John XXI [Peter Juliani] elected Pope, only Portuguese Pope
1504 Michelangelo’s statue of David is unveiled in Florence.
1664 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers.
1858 Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.
1888 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played.
1894 Employed by Thomas Edison, William K.L. Dickson films first boxing match at West Orange, New Jersey, an exhibition between world heavyweight champion James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney.
1914 HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titanic, sinks off Scotland.
1930 American inventor Richard Gurley Drew creates Scotch tape.
1952 Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man & the Sea” published.
1960 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark’s 5th GP win of the season
1965 A small ad in New York’s Daily Variety attracts 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, “The Monkees”
1966 “Star Trek” 1st premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
1974 US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes. ( nae bother Dicky…)
1981 British TV comedy “Only Fools and Horses” created by John Sullivan, starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Lennard Pearce premieres on BBC One.
2015 Pope Francis announces moves to streamline the annulment process within the Catholic Church
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