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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:

18th August 1951Doncaster Rugby League Club play Wakefield in their first competitive game at Tattersfield.
18th August 1951Mexborough's Heavyweight Boxing Champion Iron William Hague passed away aged 66.»
18th August 1940RAF Hatfield becomes RAF Lindholme after just 10 weeks.
18th August 1645King Charles entered a hostile Doncaster with 3000 infantrymen
18th August 1620Antiquary Roger Dodsworth visits Chapel of St. Helen's in Barnburgh.
19th August 2012The last 2 cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
19th August 2000Manager Steve Wignall's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, against Nuneaton Borough.
19th August 1989Manager Billy Bremner's first game back in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Exeter.»
19th August 1961Doncaster Rovers player coach/manager Danny Malloy's first game in charge, away at Gillingham.
19th August 1941RAF fly prosthetic leg to prisoner of war pilot Douglas Bader.»
19th August 19331950's actor Brian Roper was born in Doncaster.
19th August 1879Doncaster Rovers were founded at the Guildhall.
20th August 1999Tish, the world record-breaking goldfish bought in Doncaster, dies at the age of 43.
20th August 1949Manager Peter Doherty's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Bradford
21st August 1933Opera singer Dame Janet Baker was born in Hatfield.
22nd August 1966ICI announces 600 job losses at it's Doncaster factory.
22nd August 1964Doncaster Rovers manager Bill Liever's first game in charge, at home to Bradford Park Avenue.
22nd August 1959Doncaster Rovers manager Jackie Bestall's first game in charge, away at Torquay Utd.
23rd August 2008Doncaster's Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson takes bronze in Beijing Olympics after her opponent was controversially disqualified.»
23rd August 1997England and Doncaster Belles captain Gillian Coultard makes her 100th appearance for England Ladies.»
23rd August 1912Cadeby Colliery disaster relief fund set up to support families and widows.»
24th August 1977Punk legends The Sex Pistols play at The Outlook Club in Doncaster.
24th August 1254King Henry III grants a Thursday market to Geoffrey Luterell to be held at his manor in Hooton Pagnell.

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