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On This Day: 11 August
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1984: The Club programme officially confirms the retirement of Dons' great Stuart Kennedy who has been unable to recover from the injury he sustained at Waterschei in April 1983.

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1928: The first edition of the Green Football Express hit the streets and was an instant success with the football-loving public.

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2012: This is Sell Out Saturday with Ross County in town to make their away debut in the SPL. Aberdeen fans rally round to help their Club.

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1951: Hugh Hay makes a scoring debut for Aberdeen after only two minutes in this high scoring League Cup Section D match.

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SOCIAL HISTORY: 1910 THE "TWELFTH"

1910: THE "TWELFTH" SCENES AT ABERDEEN STATION. RUSH FOR THE MOORS. To-morrow is the "Twelfth", and at dawn of day the sportsman will be on the moor, and the crack of the gun will heard everywhere. During the past few days there has been a big rush northwards of sportsmen from the south, the Midland counties, and the north of England, and it is understood that there have been record bookings of shooting boxes and preserves. The scenes at the Aberdeen Joint Railway Station on the arrival of the trains from the south during the three or four days immediately preceding the "Twelfth" are full of interest. Yesterday was a typical day. Sportsmen arrived by every south train from early morning until late in the afternoon. The most unobservant man in the station would have distinguished them from the tourist and the ordinary passenger as they mingled with the crowd on the platforms. They wore the distinctive tweed shooting jacket and knickerbockers of the sportsman, and in almost every case had along with them dogs of the sporting varieties - Gordon setters, pointers, etc. There were also many ladies' gun-cases among the luggage. Shortly after 6 o'clock in the evening, the tall, commanding figure of Lord Kitchener was noticeable among a group of sportsmen and tourists on one of the platforms.

The sportsmen, anxious to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible so that they might spend a leisurely day after the fatigue of travelling and be fresh for tomorrow morning when they commence shooting, spent little time in Aberdeen. They quickly transferred from the trains with which they had arrived from England to those leading to Deeside and and the north Aberdeenshire moors. Porters rapidly conveyed the luggage from the one train to the other, and there was little delay in sending off the trains considering the heavy traffic. More than the average number of sportsmen, one of the railway officials states, have come northward this year. There has been quite a large traffic of those going to the Deeside moors. There is no doubt that the residence of the King at Balmoral will make shooting on Deeside much more popular than usual this year. Most the shootings have been taken by those who had them last year, but the presence of Royalty will without doubt have this effect, that the parties at the different shooting boxes in the district will larger than usual.

Source : The Aberdeen Daily Journal Thursday August 11th, 1910

Born on this Day
1992 Gilli Sorensen Forward Age: 28
1913 Andrew Beattie Left Back  
1952 Charlie Esslemont Centre Forward  
1977 Mike Newlands Central Defender Age: 43
1910 George Bain Outside Right  
Aberdeen Results on 11 August
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2019 St. Mirren 1-0 Aberdeen Scottish Premiership St Mirren Park (Greenhill Road), Paisley Click here to watch the Highlights of St. Mirren v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 6,199
2018 Dundee 0-1 Aberdeen Scottish Premiership Dens Park, Dundee Click here to watch the Highlights of Dundee  v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 7,581
2013 Motherwell 1-3 Aberdeen Scottish Premiership Fir Park, Motherwell Click here to watch the Highlights of Motherwell v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 6,242
2012 Aberdeen 0-0 Ross County SPL Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen Click here to watch the Highlights of Aberdeen v Ross County now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 14,010
2001 Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen SPL Easter Road, Edinburgh 13,150
1984 Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee Premier Division Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,700
1982 Morton 2-2 Aberdeen League Cup G2 Cappielow Park, Greenock 3,500
1979 Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen Premier Division Firhill, Glasgow 7,500
1976 Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee United Anglo-Scottish Cup PR1 2L Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,709
1973 Aberdeen 3-1 Motherwell League Cup G4 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 10,722
1962 Partick Thistle 1-2 Aberdeen League Cup G3 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000
1956 Aberdeen 1-2 Celtic League Cup G2 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 35,000
1951 Aberdeen 5-4 Queen of the South League Cup GD Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 17,000
1945 Aberdeen 3-0 Third Lanark Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 15,000
1934 Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen Div 1 (Old) Firhill, Glasgow 14,000
1928 Aberdeen 4-2 Cowdenbeath Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 16,000
1920 Black and Gold 2-3 Blues Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 12,000
1910 League Team 3-1 A Team Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 2,000
1908 Stripes 1-1 Whites Friendly Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000
1894 Orion 2-2 Alloa Athletic Friendly Cattofield, Aberdeen
1894 Victoria United 10-2 Kirkcaldy Friendly Wellington Bridge Grounds, Aberdeen