What happened in Everton's history this week?

7 February 1910 -
Ted Sagar was born in Moorend. Although initially spotted by Hull City and given a trial at Boothferry Park, Everton nipped in to offer him professional forms first. He signed in 1929 and went on to remain with the club for an astonishing 24 years and one month, the longest spell any player has spent with one club. In that time he made 495 appearances for the first team, a figure that would have been much higher but for the Second World War. One of the greatest goalkeepers in the game he was unfortunate not to have won more than four caps for England, but whilst with Everton he did collect two League titles and the FA Cup. He died in October 1986. See Ted Sagar memorabilia.

8 February 1964 - With Liverpool on their way to winning the title held by Everton, a crowd of 66,515 were drawn to Goodison for the season's second meeting between the two rivals. Everton were looking to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Anfield, and goals from Jimmy Gabriel and two from Roy Vernon enabled them to bring Liverpool's charge to a halt with a 3-1 victory.

9 February 1901 - The death of Queen Victoria had caused the opening round of the FA Cup to be delayed, with Everton finally getting to travel to Southampton in early February. Southampton were then a Southern League side but the previous season had reached the FA Cup Final, only to lose 4-0 to Bury. Everton on the other hand were lying in mid-table of the First Division and turned in a superb performance in winning at The Dell, scoring through Settle, Taylor and Turner. Read the 1901 match programme.

10 February 1915 - Bobby Parker scored a hat-trick as Everton brushed aside Aston Villa at Villa Park 5-1, thus taking another step closer to the League title. Everton's other goals were scored by Jimmy Galt and Billy Kirsopp and brought to an end a run of three games in which only one point had been gained.

11 February 1920 - George Burnett was born in Liverpool. He joined Everton as a junior during the Second World War and had to wait for the end of hostilities before making his first-team debut. He made 47 appearances in goal for the club before leaving for Oldham in October 1951, another victim of Ted Sagar's remarkable record of consistency and longevity. See George Burnett memorabilia.

12 February 1969 - Joe Royle scored the only goal against Bristol City in the FA Cup 5th Round match, earning Everton a quarter-final clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

13 February 1937 - Despite losing 7-2 to Wolves, the game saw the first goal scored for Everton by Tommy Lawton. He went on to find the net 65 times during his 87 League matches for the club and would probably have got close to Dixie Dean's record had it not been for the outbreak of the Second World War. Read the 1937 Wolves programme.
Southampton v Everton, 9 Feb 1901