Richard Day reviews this day in the club's historyNews relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1899 - Gravesend Utd 1-3 New Brompton T&MC
1902 - New Brompton 0-1 Q.P.R SLD1
1911 - New Brompton 1-1 Watford SLD1
Joe Satterthwaite earned a point with the Hornets
1913 - Gillingham 3-0 Coventry C SLD1
Two goals from Dick Goffin, plus one from Charlie Hafekost, saw off the Sky Blues
1924 - Gillingham 3-1 Aberdare Ath D3S
Tommy Hall hit two and Arthur Read converted a penalty to seal the points
1930 - Clapton Orient 2-0 Gillingham D3S Att: 9,348
1940 - Ashford T 4-3 Gillingham KRL(EG)
Two goals from Hickson and one from Fred Herbert couldn't prevent defeat at Essella Park
1947 - Dartford 2-1 Gillingham KSC SF
A Johnny Warsap goal wasn't enough as the Gills lost this semi at Gravesend
1950 - Gillingham 0-0 Folkestone KSC SF Replay
1952 - Gillingham 0-0 Shrewsbury T D3S Att: 10,577
1958 - Gillingham 1-3 Shrewsbury T D3S Att: 5,434
Former Hibernian midfielder Dave Laing scored his first goal for the club but the Shrews took the points
1969 - Luton Town 1-1 Gillingham D3 Att: 14,562
Brian Yeo put the Gills ahead but the promotion chasers equalised after the break
1975 - Gillingham 0-0 Port Vale D3 Att: 7,524
1977 - Gillingham 1-1 Peterborough U D3 Att: 4,198
John Crabbe scored a second-half penalty after the Posh had opened the scoring before the interval
1980 - Gillingham 3-0 Sheff Utd D3 Att: 7,076
Two goals from Danny Westwood and one from Steve Bruce helped blunt the Blades
1986 - Swansea C 2-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 3,364
Goals from Mel Sage and Mark Weatherly earned a point at the Vetch Field
1997 - Gillingham 1-0 Wycombe W D2 Att: 5,925
Iffy Onuora struck the game's only goal
2003 - Wolverhampton W 6-0 Gillingham C Att: 25,171
Having already completed a 4-0 win at Priestfield earlier in the season, Wolves netted five prior the break at Molineux before declaring at six shortly after half-time. The goals came from Nathan Blake, Colin Cameron, Mark Kennedy (2) and Kenny Miller (2).
2008 - Gillingham 2-1 Bournemouth L1 Att: 6,540
Two first-half goals from Andrew Crofts and Simeon Jackson put the Gills on the road to victory
1992 - Luke Freeman
Luke started at Charlton Athletic but joined the Gills at the age of 11.
In November 2007 he made club history and many headlines when making his first-team debut at 15 years and 233 days old, coming on as a substitute at Barnet in an FA Cup tie.
He became the youngest player to play for the Gills and the youngest ever to appear in an FA Cup game.
After trialling at a number of top flight clubs he eventually moved to Arsenal for an undisclosed fee in January 2008.
Luke became a regular for the Gunners Academy side then the reserves, he also went on loan to Yeovil Town to gain first-team experience.
While with Arsenal he won England Youth honours at both Under 16 and 17 level.
In November 2011 he went on loan to Stevenage and two months later he signed a permanent deal with the League One side.