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On This Day: 26 June

1937: On the day that popular Welshman Jackie Beynon died in a Johannesburg hospital after an appendix operation, The Dons had to play the South African national side. They beat them 5-1 but the result was meaningless. As a mark of respect the 25,000 crowd sand two verses of "Abide With Me."

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2017: After a fine debut season for the Dons in 2016-17, where he maintained a 100% appearance record, goalkeeper Joe Lewis signed a contract extension which would keep him at Pittodrie at least till the end of 2019-20.

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1906: UNIQUE & UNPRECEDENTED OFFER by CASUALTY INSURANCE Co.Ltd. To Readers of "Aberdeen Daily Journal" Until further notice in this Paper, any Person (over 18 and under 60 years of age) who is a regular Subscriber to the "ABERDEEN DAILY JOURNAL" will be entitled to receive in exchange for (a) Receipt for Prepaid Subscription for 12 months, or, (b) Certificate from Newsagent or Publisher of "ABERDEEN DAILY JOURNAL," stating that the applicant is a regular reader of the paper, A STAMPED POLICY ISSUED BY THE CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, UNDERTAKING TO PAY THE SUM OF 20 Upon the Subscriber becoming Totally Disabled during the period covered by the policy by the contraction of TYPHOID, TYPHUS, SCARLET FEVER, SMALLPOX, DIPHTHERIA, OR BEING OPERATED UPON FOR APPENDICITIS. The Policy, providing for Cash at a time when most needed to meet the consequent expense necessarily entailed, will no doubt be highly appreciated, and largely availed of by a discriminating public. In addition to the above Capital Sum payable on Sickness, the Policy provides that THE SUM of 100 Will become payable on the event of the Subscriber's Death during the period covered by the Policy, caused by, and occurring within 31 days from, an Accident to a Railway Train, or any Vehicle in which he or she was riding as a ticket-bearing or fare-paying passenger.

All you have to do is to pay to your Newsagent or to the Head Office of the Newspaper a Twelve month's Subscription, and send your Subscription receipt (upon which vour full name and address appear) to the CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., 7 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London, S.W., or their Aberdeen Branch Office, 48a Union Street. Subscribers who do not Prepay must forward a Certificate from the party supplying the paper, stating that the Applicant is a Regular Reader, and is supplied six days a week. In the event of a Claim being Notified, the Insurance Company reserve the right to obtain a Declaration to this effect made before a J.P. Forms of certificate, requiring only the signature of the applicant and newsagent, are supplied free to all our Agents The Policy provides that the FATAL ACCIDENT Benefit shall come into force at Noon on the day following the prepayment of the Subscription, and in the case of those who do not prepay, the day following the date on which application is made, and that for SICKNESS Twenty-one days after such prepayment or Twenty-One days following date of Policy, and shall extend in each case for Twelve Months, provided that the "Journal" is still being supplied. The conditions subject to which the Policy is issued should be read by the Subscriber. A copy of the Policy can be at the Office of the "Aberdeen Daily Journal," or at the Casualty Company's Office, Union Chambers, 48a Union Street, Aberdeen. Note. - The above Policy can be obtained by any member of a Subscriber's Family (age 18-60) at a premium of 10s per annual.

Source : Aberdeen Daily Journal Tuesday June 26th, 1906

Born on this Day
1888 Alexander Douglas Centre Forward  
1879 Thomas Drain Centre Half  
1944 Tommy McMillan Centre Half Age: 74
Died on this Day
1937 Jackie Beynon Outside Left  
1964 William Wylie Outside Left  
1957 Harry Ness Left Back  
Aberdeen Results on 26 June
Year Result Competition Venue Att.
2016 Brechin City 0-3 Aberdeen Friendly Glebe Park, Brechin Click here to watch the Highlights of Brechin City v Aberdeen now on RedTV (Subscription Required) 1,283
1937 South Africa 1-5 Aberdeen South African Tour 25,000