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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:

29th June 2000Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott leaves his awful self-portrait photo's in photo booth.
29th June 1995The main stand at Doncaster Rovers ground Belle Vue is badly burnt by an arsonist.
29th June 1891Foundation stone laid (on St Peters Day) for new St Peter's Church in Bentley.
30th June 1951The first fully British tractor rolls out of production at International Harvester Doncaster.»
1st July 2006Stainton-born cricketing legend Freddie Trueman passed away.
1st July 1953Arsenal and Ipswich footballer Alan Sunderland was born in Conisbrough.
1st July 1936An international air service was opened at Doncaster Airfield to Amsterdam.
1st July 1856The first passenger train arrives at Thorne railway station.
2nd July 1990Sunderland (and former Spurs) winger Danny Rose was born in Doncaster
3rd July 1938Doncaster Locomotive The Mallard broke the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126mph.
3rd July 1886Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, who lived in Edlington, broke the world 100m record.»
4th July 2007Prince Charles visits the floods in Toll Bar
4th July 1938Brodsworth Methodist Chapel closed after 115 years.
4th July 1920Doncaster MP and former chancellor Anthony Barber was born.
4th July 1837The Doncaster Poor Law Union was formed.

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