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On This Day: 29 November

1941: In a welcome break from wartime life, Aberdeen served up a comfortable victory over visitors Rangers in this North Eastern Supplementary Cup match at Pittodrie. The Dons were fortunate in not having to field too many wartime guest players for this one.

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1919: An attendance record was set for Pittodrie when 25,000 people went to see Celtic scrape a 1-0 victory.

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2018: A welcome and historic addition was made to the Club when it was announced that going forward there will be an Aberdeen FC Women's team completely integrated into the Club's football activities.


1926: "HOT DOGS." Caterers' Appeal for Injunction Refused. 

In the Chancery Division on Saturday Mr Justice Clauson concluded the hearing of the motion over a savoury preparation named "hot dogs" which it was proposed to offer for sale to spectators at the football matches at Charlton and Fulham that afternoon. Levy & Franks, Ltd., refreshment caterers, moved to restrain Hot Dogs, Limited, from selling hot sausage rolls under the name of hot dogs" because, they said, the name was their trade mark. Mr Francis Frederick Daniels, a director of Hot Dogs, Ltd., in an affidavit said in America he had seen "hot dogs" sold at booths in the street, and at athletic and other meetings. The name was known in this country in 1913 when the film "Hot Dogs," in which Mr Charles Chaplin was featuring, was exhibited. The actor went through a number of contortions imitating "hot dogs," (Laughter.) Counsel - Perhaps the description referred to Mr Charles Chaplin and his friends. (Laughter.) Mr Justice Clauson refused the injunction. Facilities were granted for an early trial of the action.

Source : Aberdeen Press and Journal Monday November 29th, 1926


1898: Sirs,- I trust that the question as to the site of the Byron statue will be gravely contested. Is a statue of our great poet to be consigned to the obscure region nominiated by Mr Simpson? Every occasion on which the matter has undergone discussion, Mr Sinpson has expressed a fixed desire to have the statue placed where it will conduce to his own satisfaction rather than for the benefit of all. Others have a voice in the matter as well as Mr Simpson; and it appears very clear the majority are against the Grammar School site. What! to  bury the statue of Byron in a playground? It would be an insane proceeding on the face of it. If the position opposite the Duke of Gordon is not selected, the Union Terrace site (mentioned by a gentleman correspondent) would be most suitable in all respects. As we do not possess a statue of Scott, the arrangement he then suggested could hardly be, but Byron standing side by side with Burns would be sufficiently attractive. - Yours, etc, M. ALEXANDER. 

Source : The Aberdeen Journal Tuesday November 29th, 1898

THE PROPOSED BYRON STATUE  Sir, - As a native of your beautiful city, and an admirer of the immortal poet, I am glad to see that the proposal to erect a statue to the memory of Lord Byron is now asssming something like a tangible form. As one who wrote on this subject when it was first mooted in your columns about two years ago, I should strongly object to see it erected on a site so far removed from the public gaze as the Grammar School. I think the other site proposed would be much more appropriate, namely, the vicinity of Marischal College, besides being in the immediate neighbourhood of the house in which the poet lived when a boy. I would also suggest, in the event of a site near the college being impracticable, that a tablet be erected to indicate where the house stood. By all means let monuments to eminent men be erected in prominent places. Yours, etc. BON ACCORD

Source : The Aberdeen Journal Saturday January 14th, 1899


<b>Aberdeen Sportsman's Invention 1927: That well-known shot and keen sportsman, Mr John Ritchie, Aberdeen, has invented and is about to place on the market the "electra" rabbit which is here depicted. It promises to become largely used for whippet racing and for clay-target shooting. The rabbit, which is about half the size of an ordinary wild rabbit, is made of pitch and clay, the cost working out at about 6s per 100. The cheaper models are worked on the catapult system, the rabbit being projected along a steel wire, which can be set at any distance from the ground, according to height of the supports used. The "electra" rabbit is to be adapted specially for miniature shooting practice such as could be carried out in a back garden or in a loft, and it is very probable that the clever device will be used at the Wembley Park Game Shooting Tournament next summer. Sufficient propulsive force can be engendered to send the rabbit at swift pace down a whippet racing course, and its use for various sporting purposes will be watched with interest.

Source : Aberdeen Press & Journal Tuesday November 29th, 1927

Born on this Day
1897 Alec McCombie Right Half  
1975 Craig Ireland Central Defender Age: 46
Aberdeen Results on 29 November
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2017 Rangers 3-0 Aberdeen Scottish Premiership Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Click here to watch the Highlights of Rangers  v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 48,647
2014 Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen Scottish Cup R4 Dens Park, Dundee Click here to watch the Highlights of Dundee v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 5,956
2008 Aberdeen 2-0 Motherwell SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Motherwell now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 10,302
2007 Atletico Madrid 2-0 Aberdeen UEFA Cup GB Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid Click here to watch the Highlights of Atletico Madrid v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 30,000
2003 Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Aberdeen SPL East End Park, Dunfermline 5,294
1986 Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen Premier Division Fir Park, Motherwell 4,479
1975 Ayr United 1-0 Aberdeen Premier Division Somerset Park, Ayr 6,000
1969 Kilmarnock 0-2 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Rugby Park, Kilmarnock 5,000
1967 Standard Liege 3-0 Aberdeen European Cup Winners Cup R2 1L Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege 30,000
1958 Aberdeen 5-0 Queen of the South Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,000
1952 Queen of the South 4-0 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Palmerston Park, Dumfries 8,000
1947 Morton 0-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Cappielow Park, Greenock 9,500
1941 Aberdeen 3-0 Rangers North Eastern Supplementary Cup Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
1930 Aberdeen 4-0 Morton Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000
1924 Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000
1919 Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 25,000
1913 Heart of Midlothian 4-0 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Tynecastle, Edinburgh 16,000
1902 Dundee Wanderers 1-2 Orion Northern League Clepington Park, Dundee
1902 Victoria United 1-2 Montrose Northern League Central Park, Aberdeen
1902 Cowdenbeath 1-0 The Aberdeen Northern League North End Park, Cowdenbeath
1890 Victoria United 3-4 Kings Park, Stirling Friendly Victoria Bridge, Aberdeen
1890 The Aberdeen 3-1 Bon-Accord Friendly Chanonry, Aberdeen