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On This Day in Doncaster History: Donny Anniversaries

It all happened here on the streets of Doncaster, to the people of Donny, these are the historic events that happened here once upon a time in our history:

24th May 1955The Odeon opened in the old Ritz Super Cinema with Bing Crosby in The Country Girl.
25th May 2008Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds United 1-0 at Wembley to win promotion to The Championship.
25th May 1909Mexborough's Heavyweight Boxing Champion Iron William Hague fights USA legend Sam Langford.»
26th May 1934Doncaster's 1st airport was opened by Lord Lonsdale with concrete hangars, custom facilities and a control tower.
27th May 1865First Post Box erected in Askern.
28th May 194330 Wellington bombers took off from Finningley to join the first 1,000 bomber raid in Germany.
28th May 1857Conisbrough sickle factory Booth's almost blown up by assailant.
29th May 2012Danum sculpture by Michael Johnson unveiled in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.»
29th May 2008Martin Winter was expelled from the Labour Party.
29th May 1937Plane crash at Doncaster Aerodrome has four fatalities.
29th May 1824Famous preacher William Morley Punshon was born in Doncaster.

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