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Arsenal in January 1927: Sir Henry Norris acts strangely
Below are the Arsenal (and for historical context, occasionally one or two non-Arsenal) anniversaries for today taken from the complete files of over 6000 Arsenal anniversaries which appear on the Arsenal History Society website.  An index to the monthly Anniversary files can be found in the right column of this site under “Pages” on the right of the screen.
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Today’s headline comes from 1976
7 October 1908: Debut of Angus McKinnon in game against Rest of Kent.  (Woolwich Arsenal won 3-0).  Having signed from Petershill he went on to play 211 league games for Arsenal.
7 October 1909: Having...
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