News relevant to the club on this day previouslyRichard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1896 - New Brompton 0-2 Sheppey U SLD1
1899 - W Arsenal 0-1 New Brompton FAC3Q
James Atherton finally ended the long running saga in the fourth replay
1903 - Portsmouth 2-0 New Brompton SLD1
1908 - New Brompton 2-1 Crystal Palace SLD1
J Reid andArthur Pickett scored as the Glaziers were defeated
1914 - Croydon Common 8-1 Gillingham SLD1
The Gills were hammered with Ernie Pinkney getting the consolation
1925 - Gillingham 0-1 Bristol City D3S Att: 6,779
1931 - Gillingham 1-1 Torquay Utd D3S Att: 3,919
Roy Bethell was on target for the Gills
1936 - Torquay Utd 0-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 3,612
Goals from Jimmy Watson and Edwin Scott earned this away win at Plainmoor
1953 - Gillingham 1-0 Swindon Town D3S Att: 11,682
Ernie Morgan notched the only goal of the game
1959 - Bedford Town 0-4 Gillingham FAC1 Att: 8,000
Pat Terry (2) plus others from Bill Albury and Gordon Pulley gave the Gills a comfortable victory
1964 - Gillingham 2-2 Guildford City FAC1 Att: 7,500
Les Riggs and Brian Gibbs scored the home goals in a surprise draw
1970 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA D3 Att: 3,008
A Dave Peach penalty earned the struggling Gills a point
1970 - QPR 3-2 Gills Res FC
1973 - Gillingham 4-0 Workington D4 Att: 6,804
Alan Wilks struck a first-half hat-trick and Brian Yeo was also on target in this comprehensive win against the Reds
1981 - Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster R D3 Att: 8,189
Dean White added two to a Trevor Lee goal for a solid win
1987 - Gillingham 2-1 Fulham FAC1 Att: 6,444
Goals from Jason Lillis and Howard Pritchard put the Gills through to the next round
1989 - Torquay Utd 0-2 Gillingham D4 Att: 2,318
Both Peter Heritage and Lee Palmer were on target at Plainmoor
1992 - Gillingham 3-2 Kettering T FAC1 Att: 3,962
Paul Clark, David Crown and Nicky Forster were the scorers as the Gills edged into the Second Round
1997 - Bristol Rovers 2-2 Gillingham FAC1 Att: 4,825
Iffy Onuora and Ade Akinbiyi struck to earn a replay at the Memorial Ground
1998 - Oldham Athletic 2-0 Gillingham FAC1 Att: 3,173
2009 - Gillingham 1-0 Oldham Athletic L1 Att: 4,787
A Curtis Weston penalty proved to be the difference
1972 - Chris Hope
The Sheffield born central defender had been at Darlington, as a trainee, Nottingham Forest, and Scunthorpe United before the Gills paid £250,000 in July 2000.
He made his debut against Stockport County as the Gills played in the second tier of English football for the first time.
Chris was an ever-present for his first three seasons and went on to make a total of 264 appearances.
After leaving Priestfield in the summer of 2006 he has gone on to play for Rushden & Diamonds, Corby Town and St Neots Town where he won the Evo Stik Division One Central Division last season [2011-12].
He is currently performing in the United Counties League Division One having signed for AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the summer where he is skippering the reformed club.