What happened in Everton's history this week?

21st February 1949 -
Former Everton player Jack Taylor was killed in a motor accident. He had played for the club between 1896 and 1912, his career with the club being brought to an end after being injured in the First World War. Search Jack Taylor memorabilia.

22nd February 1937
- One of the greatest cup-ties Everton took part in, despite losing 4-3 to Spurs. Everton quickly settled into their stride with the 17 year old Tommy Lawton giving them the lead after just two minutes. Dixie Dean extended the lead on 20 minutes whilst Everton were still dominating, although Morrison pulled one back seven minutes later. Early in the second half Joe Mercer took a throw in, the ball was worked upfield to Dixie Dean and he headed towards the goal before being brought down in the penalty area. As the referee pointed to the spot he noticed a linesman waving furiously and went over to consult, only to decide there had been a foul throw by Joe Mercer. Everton did get a third just after the hour and that appeared to wrap up the game, but Spurs scored two minutes later to set up a frantic final 25 minutes. The equaliser came five minutes from time and the crowd had hardly settled down again when Spurs scored the winner. After the game, Everton were stunned, with Joe Mercer claiming it to be the finest match he'd ever played in, but that the game had changed on the throw-in decision. Read the match programme.

23rd February 1919
- Johnny Carey was born in Dublin. As a player he made his name with Manchester United, captaining them to the FA Cup in 1948 and subsequently the League title before going on to management with Blackburn Rovers. He was appointed manager at Goodison Park in October 1958 with the team languishing near the bottom of the table and with a brief to avoid relegation. That he succeeded in doing, but thereafter Everton needed to be challenging for honours, which he could not, and at the end of the 1960/61 season he was famously dismissed by club Chairman, Sir John Moores, in the back of a taxi. Search Johnny Carey memorabilia.

24th February 1954 - Everton scored six for the second consecutive League match, with Brentford the luckless victims. Dave Hickson (two), John Willie Parker (two), Wally Fielding and Eddie Wainwright scored the goals as 23,145 fans roared their approval.

25th February 1928 - In what was his 100th appearance for the club, Dixie Dean ended with double cause for celebration. In front of a crowd of 56,447 at Anfield Liverpool took a fifth minute lead but Dean equalised after 17 minutes and fired Everton ahead five minutes before half-time. He completed his hat-trick on the hour and with Liverpool forced to reshuffle their side owing to injury to full-back Lucas, the two points seemed to be there for the taking for Everton. Liverpool pulled a goal back on 79 minutes to set up a frantic finale to the game with Hodgson scoring the equalising goal for Liverpool. Despite dropping a point to their great rivals, Everton remained on top of the First Division on goal average with Dean having scored 43 goals in the season thus far. Read the 1928 derby match programme.

26th February 1898 - Everton made the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the third time with Jack Taylor (two) and John Bell scoring the goals that saw off Burnley at Turf Moor.

27th February 1943 - Everton defeat Southport 10-2 in the Football League, War Cup Qualifier. A week previously Everton had scored eight goals at Haig Avenue. This time around Tommy Lawton scored four, George Mutch two and Cook, Fowler, Stevenson and an own goal completed the rout.
One of Everton's greatest cup-ties, 22 Feb 1937