WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.

1940 – The Light Blues defeated Falkirk at Ibrox 2-1 to become Scottish Regional Champions. Alex Venters opened the scoring for the Gers on twenty-five minutes after a fine dribble into the box and low shot beyond the keeper into the bottom corner.

The Bairns equalised ten minutes into the second half after Napier siezed on a loose throw in from Murray and cut through the Rangers defence before smashing a shot past Jerry Dawson in goal.

The Gers on the match in controversial circumstances through Dr Adam Little as the winger looked to have handled the ball in the run up to scoring with just six minutes of the match remaining.

RANGERS: Dawson, Gray, Shaw, McKillop, Woodburn, Symon, Waddell, McPherson, Smith, Venters, Little.

2000 – Seventeen years ago today, the Gers signed Allan Johnston on a free transfer from Sunderland. The former Hearts winger had played with Rennes, Sunderland, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers before joining the Light Blues under Dick Advocaat.

After scoring on his debut for the club against FBK Kaunas, “Magic” Johnston would go on to play twenty-six times for the Gers, scoring a further two goals before moving to Middlesbrough in a £600,000 deal.

1946 – On this day in 1946, the Gers drew 0-0 with Celtic in the semi final of the Victory Cup, which was a competition set up during the Second World War. Celtic were in control for much of the match with Keirnan, Gallacher and Sirrell missing excellent opportunities to score.

The Celtic goalkeeper on the day Miller was in excellent form and he thwarted Willie Thornton on several occasions making some remarkable saves.

The match played at Hampden Park in front of 65,000 fans ended a draw and a replay was required four days later on Jun 5th to separate the teams, with the Light Blues winning thanks to goals from Willie Waddell and George Young, from the penalty spot.

In the other semi final, Hibernian defeated Clyde 2-1 at Tynecastle in front of a crowd of 30,000 and the Gers would go on to win the competition with a 3-1 win.

RANGERS: Brown, Cox, Shaw, Watkins, Young, Symon, Waddell, Gillick, Thornton, Duncanson, Caskie

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