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|1st||1970: Celtic beat Leeds 1-0 at Elland Road in the first leg of the "Battle of Britain" European Cup Semi-Final. George Connelly scored within 40 seconds of kick-off.Celtic dominated so much that they had 16 shots on target compared with Leeds' 6 attempts.|
|2nd||1958: Willie Maley dies in Glasgow at the age of 89.Willie served Celtic for 53 years as Player and Manager - 43 years of which he was the Celtic Manager.|
|3rd||1994: Fergus McCann and Rebels finally oust Kellys & Grants to takeover Celtic|
|4th|| 1986: Aiden McGeady born, Glasgow, Nationality, Ireland|
1989:Celtic win the Dubai Super Cup beating Liverpool 4-2 on penalties. As it was the last year the Cup was played for Celtic were allowed to keep the Cup.
|5th||1969: Bobby Lennox scores a hat-trick as Celtic cruise to a 6-2 victory over Hibernian in the League Cup final. In the sectional games of this League Cup Celtic scored a record 41 goals including a 10-0 victory over Hamilton and two clean sheets against Rangers.|
|6th||2002:Celtic secured their second consecutive title under Martin O'Neill with a 5-1 destruction of Livingston at Celtic Park. Henrik Larsson scored a hat-trick and John Hartson got a double.Chris Sutton returned from injury and again proved his versatility by playing in Central Defence.The victory coined the "2 Good" slogan of the time.|
|7th||2001:Tommy Johnson scores in a 1-0 win over St.Mirren at Celtic Park to ensure Martin O'Neill won the League Championship in his first year as Celtic Manager.The Bhoys then went on to win the Treble.|
|8th||1911: Celtic draw 0-0 with Hamilton at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final.|
|9th||1892: Celtic defeat Queen's Park 5-1 at Ibrox, to lift their first Scottish Cup.The first Major Honour won in Celtic's illustrious history.|
|10th|| 1974: Celtic draw 0-0 with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the European Cup semi-final. The game is marred by the disgraceful antics of the Spanish side who have three men sent off.Atletico were fined £14000 and had six players banned for the second leg for their terrible antics.|
2010: A gutless Celtic performance sees the Bhoys crash to a humiliating 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Ross County at Hampden.
|11th||1925: The Hoops claim the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 defeat of Dundee at Hampden.The Patsy Gallacher somersault goal!!!!|
|12th|| 1980: George Best is in a Hibernian side beaten 5-0 by Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden.|
1982: Gary Caldwell born, Stirling, Scotland
|13th||1889: James McLaren becomes the first Celtic player to captain Scotland when he skippers the side to a 3-2 victory over England.|
|14th||1900: Celtic defeat Queen's Park 4-3 in the Scottish Cup final.|
|15th|| 1916: Celtic play two games in one day due to fixture congestion. They defeated Raith 6-0 at home before travelling to Motherwell where they record a 3-1 victory. Joe Dodds scored in both games.|
1967: Bobby Lennox scores for Scotland in the 3-2 win over England at Wembley. Fellow Celts Ronnie Simpson, Tommy Gemmell and Willie Wallace were also in the Scotland line-up.
1970: Celtic defeat Leeds United 2-1 in front of a tournament record 136,505 crowd at Hampden to reach the final of the European Cup.
1978: Mike Conroy makes his debut in a 4-1 defeat to Hibs at Easter Road.
1992: The Celtic board unveil plans to depart Celtic Park for a "state-of-the-art" purpose built stadium in Cambuslang.
|16th|| 1893: Patsy Gallacher born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland.|
1904: Jimmy Quinn scores a hat-trick as Celtic defeat Rangers 3-2 in the Scottish Cup final.
1977: Celtic clinched their first Premier League title by beating Hibs 1-0 at Easter Road. Joe Craig scored the goal.
|17th|| 1915: Brother Walfrid dies and is buried in Mount St.Micheal Cemetery in Dumfries.|
1909: After a 1-1 draw in a Scottish Cup final replay against Rangers, both sets of fans invade the pitch and start a riot. The cup is later withheld, and ends Celtic's chances of a third successive double.
1950: Jock Weir scores a hat-trick as Celtic win 3-1 against Dundee at Dens Park to ensure their survival in the First Division.
|18th|| 1925: At the age of 41 years and four months Alec McNair becomes the oldest player to represent Celtic. The 1-1 home draw with Queen's Park was his 604th and final game for the club.|
1908: Celtic defeat St Mirren 5-1 in the Scottish Cup final.
|19th||1988: Paul Caddis born, Irvine, Scotland|
|20th|| 1907: Celtic claim the first league and cup 'double' in Scottish football history by defeating holders Hearts 3-0 at Hampden in the Scottish Cup final. |
2004:Lisbon Lion's goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson died in Edinburgh aged 73..
|21st||1917: Celtic lose 2-0 at home to Kilmarnock to bring an end to their run of 62 league games unbeaten.|
|22nd|| 1899: Celtic defeat Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish Cup final.|
1981: Celtic defeat Dundee United 3-2 at Tannadice to clinch the Scottish Premier League title with two games to spare.
|23rd|| 1955: Celtic and Clyde draw 1-1 at Hampden in the first Scottish Cup final to be broadcast live on TV|
1988: Celtic beat Dundee 3-0 at Celtic Park and secure the league title in their centenary year.
|24th|| 1937: A European-record crowd of 146,433 see Celtic lift the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 defeat of Aberdeen at Hampden.|
1965: Celtic beat Dunfermline 3-2 in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden to take the trophy for the first time in 11 years.
|25th||1868: Willie Maley born in Newry, County Down, Ireland.|
|26th|| 1904: James McGrory born in the Garngad, Glasgow.|
1969: Celtic demolish Rangers 4-0 in the final of the Scottish Cup.
|27th||1974 : Celtic win their 9th consecutive league title at Brockville with a 1-1 draw.|
|28th|| 1919: Celtic win 3-2 at Tynecastle on the march to another league title.|
1973: Celtic won their 8th consecutive League title under Jock Stein by beating Hibs 3-0 at Easter Road in front of an incredible 48,000 crowd.
|29th|| 1978 : Jock Stein's last competitive match as Celtic manager results in a 3-1 defeat to St Mirren at Love Street.|
2001: Lubomir Moravcik hits a double and Henrik Larsson nets his 50th goal of the season as Celtic demolish Rangers 3-0 at Ibrox.
|30th|| 1937: Celtic suffer their record league defeat as they are thrashed 8-0 at Motherwell.|
1968: George Connelly makes his Hoops debut as a substitute in the 2-1 league victory at Dunfermline in front of a record crowd of 27,000 at East End park..
1988: The gala premiere of 'The Celtic Story' is staged before a sell out audience at Glasgow's Pavilion Theatre.
1989: A crowd of 60,437 watch Celtic play Liverpool in a game in aid of the Hillsborough Disaster Appeal.
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