13th July …. If you know your history
40 years ago … 1982 and on this day (Tuesday) Celtic are in Canada preparing to play in pre-season warm up matches.
1982-07-16: Toronto Italia 4-1 Celtic, Friendly
Played on Friday at Varsity stadium in Toronto and Celtic badly miss the influence of the experienced McGrain and Burns. The opening game of a four-team tournament should have set Celts up for a glamour Final against Dinamo Zagreb
Unfortunately, the team let themselves down badly….
Celtic went down to a hugely embarrasing defeat to the amateur side in Toronto.
Tom McAdam scored the Celtic goal and Roy Aitken called it the worst Celtic performance he has ever witnessed. He gives his teammates a right doing .. according to Chick Young…
Celtic: Bonner W McStay Reid Aitken Moyes McAdam Provan P McStay McCluskey MacLeod Crainie
Certainly the team have got the message and made a spirited attempt to redeem themselves in the 3rd 4th place playoff on the following Monday.
1982-07-18: Toronto Greeks 0-7 Celtic, Friendly
The team Played in Varsity stadium Toronto and take some revenge for their embarrassment against Toronto Italians.
After the game Celtic moved visited Niagra Falls.
Bonner (Latchford) W McStay (McInally) Reid Aitken Moyes Sullivan (Dobbin) Provan P McStay McCluskey (Nicholas) MacLeod Crainie (McGarvey)
Scorers: Crainie 2 Provan MacLeod McCluskey Nicholas Aitken
In other news…
B52’s including bigwigs…everyone run for cover!!
1174 William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.
1832 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
1835 Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design
1917 Vision of Virgin Mary appears to children of Fatima, Portugal
1930 1st-ever football World Cup competition begins in Uruguay
1949 Pope Plus XII excommunicates communist catholics
1955 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London
1969 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley at Loughgall, County Antrim, is reported to have said: “I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system.”
1976 Court martial begins in USSR for Valery Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct)
2305 Jean-Luc Picard, fictional captain on Star Trek Next Generation born… aye!
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