1897
Centre forward Fergus Hunt was signed from Lancashire club Darwen, a fellow Swecond Division outfit. He netted 30 goals in 72 League games during two spells with the Gunners

1923
Arsenal goalkeeper Ernie Williamson gained the first of his two England caps in the 4-2 victory over Sweden in Stockholm

1956
England Youth defender Richie Powling was born in Barking, London. He netted three goals in 55 games for Arsenal between 1973 and 1978

1966
Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) defeated Henry Cooper in the Sixth-Round of a World heavyweight boxing match staged at Highbury

2005
The Gunners lifted the FA Cup for the tenth time, beating Manchester United 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. The winning kick was Patrick Vieira's last in an Arsenal shirt

 

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