The 2003–04 season was the 109th in the history of Arsenal Football
Club, with competitive matches played between August and May. Managed by
Arsène Wenger (pictured) and nicknamed "The Invincibles", the club
ended the Premier League campaign as champions with a record of 26 wins,
12 draws and no defeats. Arsenal fared less well in the other
competitions, eliminated in the FA Cup by Manchester United and in the
UEFA Champions League by Chelsea in the space of a week. Over five
competitions, 34 players represented the club, including 15 goalscorers.
Arsenal's top goalscorer was Thierry Henry, who scored 39 goals in 51
games. The Frenchman was given the accolades of PFA Players' Player of
the Year by his peers and the FWA Footballer of the Year by football
writers. Awarded a golden replica trophy by the Premier League once the
season concluded, Arsenal later set a new league record of 49 matches
unbeaten. In 2012, the team of 2003–04 won the "Best Team" category in
the Premier League 20 Seasons Awards.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Ming Chinese naval forces defeated a Dutch East India Company
fleet in the Taiwan Strait, the largest naval encounter between Chinese
and European forces before the First Opium War two hundred years later.
George II and Caroline of Ansbach were crowned King and Queen
of Great Britain.
Millerites, including future members of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church, were greatly disappointed that Jesus did not return as
predicted by American preacher William Miller.
India launched Chandrayaan-1, the country's first unmanned
Wiktionary's word of the day:
To conjecture, to opine or to posit with contestable premises.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly,
throughout his or her school life is something like this: "You are in
the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of
education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it
is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of
current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The
slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You
are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves
to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-
perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual
than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating
yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must
remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and
patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular
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