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THIS DAY IN CELTIC HISTORY – MAY 19TH

1917 Celtic win the Glasgow Charity Cup for the 6th year in a row when they beat Queen's Park 1-0 at Hampden Park before 40,000 fans. Jimmy "Sniper" McColl scores for Celtic. Celtic have now won all three trophies on offer this year, and today is a particularly satisfying one, for it is done without the services of Patsy Gallacher.

1984 Outrage at Hampden as gross refereeing gives the Scottish Cup to Aberdeen. Eric Black scores an illegal (on two counts) goal for Aberdeen, then Roy Aitken is sent off when referee Bob Valentine is conned by Gordon Strachan. Celtic do well to equalize late in the game through Paul McStay, but go down in extra time to a goal by Mark McGhee who had been "mortally wounded" in his clash with Roy Aitken. It is a very sad and unhappy day for Celtic, for they deserved more. In later years, given the personnel of this drama, it will be considered to be very ironic.

1957 Scotland are impressive in their World Cup qualifier in Basle, Switzerland. After going a goal down, Jackie Mudie of Blackpool and Bobby Collins of Celtic score to give Scotland a deserved 2-1 victory, and one that will help them qualify for next season's World Cup in Sweden.

1973 Scotland lose 0-1 to England at Wembley, but are distinctly unlucky. Four Celts - Ally Hunter, Danny McGrain, Davie Hay and Kenny Dalglish are in the team. Mick Channon scores the only goal of the game for England.

1979 Scotland go down to a shocking 0-3 defeat in Cardiff to a Welsh side for whom John Toshack scores a hat-trick. This is described as a "disgrace" in the press, and such a half-hearted display outrages manager Jock Stein. Meanwhile Celtic prepare themselves for their League decider against Rangers on Monday night.

1981 Tommy Burns earns his first International cap as Scotland beat Northern Ireland 2-0 at Hampden. Danny McGrain is the captain. Ray Stewart and Steve Archibald score the goals before 22,248 fans.

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