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On This Day: 17 September

1910: At last the Dons get their first victory over Rangers when they stuff them 4-2 at Ibrox. Evidently they delighted the home crowd with their "long swinging passes and altogether sparkling combination."

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1904: For the first time the nickname "Wasps" was applied to the Aberdeen team in a match report in the Aberdeen Daily Journal published 19th September 1904.

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1980: Twenty four years after they should have made their debut in the European Cup, Aberdeen take the field against Austria Memphis and in a fairly bad tempered match they record a single goal victory to take to Austria in two weeks time.

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1953: Learning To Swim By Radio Delegates at the annual conference of the National Association of Bath Superintendents in Aberdeen heard to-day of experiments in the use of walkie-talkie radio to help swimming instruction. Instead of the instructor shouting across a pool, with the risk of losing his voice at the end of the day, all he now does is to talk softly into the "mike." His instructions are relayed to the pupils by loudspeakers slung over the pool. An advantage of this system is that the instructor can wander all round the pool, watching pupils' mistakes, and still be able to make himself heard.

In Holland The walkie-talkie experiment is being carried out in Holland, and the conference heard about it from a Dutch visitor, Dr J. A. C. Bierenbroodsoot, who delivered a paper on "The Baths Service of the Netherlands". Dr Bierenbroodsoot referred to the tremendous strides the Dutch baths service has made since 1900. At the start of the century bathing had only meagre attention, but at the beginning of World War II there were in the Netherlands approximately 200 bath-houses, 500 open-air swimming pools and forty-two covered pools. This development was due in great measure to the formation of Sportsfondsen Ltd, a savings club, founded on the initiative of Dr Bierenbroodsoot. A disappointing feature, he said, was that many children did not continue to attend swimming pools after obtaining their swimming certificates. The instruction in baths (in every pool four to eight instructors were employed) resulted in a yearly increase of 50,000 certificates of trained swimmers.

Source : Evening Express Thursday September 17th, 1953

Born on this Day
1944 Alex Willoughby Centre Midfield  
1882 James Lyon Left Back  
1981 Stuart Nelson Goalkeeper Age: 37
1991 Chloe Fitzpatrick Age: 28
Aberdeen Results on 17 September
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2011 Aberdeen 2-2 Kilmarnock SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Kilmarnock now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 7,672
2005 Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Aberdeen SPL East End Park, Dunfermline Click here to watch the Highlights of Dunfermline Athletic v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 6,387
2002 Aberdeen 0-0 Hertha Berlin UEFA Cup R1 1L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,180
1996 Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen League Cup QF Dens Park, Dundee 8,760
1994 Aberdeen 1-1 Partick Thistle Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,425
1988 Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen Premier Division Celtic Park, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Celtic v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 37,769
1986 Aberdeen 2-1 Sion European Cup Winners Cup R1 1L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,312
1983 Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen Premier Division Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 27,500
1980 Aberdeen 1-0 Austria Memphis European Cup R1 1L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 18,633
1977 Aberdeen 2-1 Celtic Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 25,800
1968 Slavia Sofia 0-0 Aberdeen Fairs Cities Cup R1 1L Slavia Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 13,000
1966 Aberdeen 3-2 St. Johnstone Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000
1960 Aberdeen 4-2 St. Johnstone Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000
1955 Heart of Midlothian 2-4 Aberdeen League Cup QF 2L Tynecastle, Edinburgh 35,000
1949 Aberdeen 1-1 Clyde Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 18,000
1938 Aberdeen 3-0 St. Johnstone Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 17,000
1932 Aberdeen 1-3 East Stirlingshire Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000
1927 Clyde 3-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Shawfield Stadium, Glasgow 6,000
1921 Kilmarnock 2-3 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 7,000
1910 Rangers 2-4 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow 19,000
1904 Aberdeen 5-0 Forres Mechanics Scottish Qualifying Cup R2 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 3,000
1898 Victoria United 1-3 The Aberdeen Scottish Qualifying Cup R1 Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
1898 Orion 3-2 Forfar Athletic Northern League Cattofield, Aberdeen
1892 The Aberdeen 3-3 St Johnstone Northern League Chanonry, Aberdeen
1892 Orion 6-0 Mossend Swifts Friendly Central Park, Aberdeen 2,000
1892 Montrose 2-1 Victoria United Friendly Links Park, Montrose
1890 Orion 12-2 Hawthorn, Peterhead Friendly Central Park, Aberdeen
1887 Stonehaven 0-9 The Aberdeen Friendly Glenury Park, Stonehaven
1887 Orion 5-1 Granite City Friendly Central Park, Aberdeen