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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:

22nd May 1924Tightly controlled demolition of 150ft chimney within 15yards of Doncaster houses.
22nd May 1866Architect W. Watkins won a competition, inaugurated by Doncaster Town Council, for his design for the Corn Exchange and with it the 1st prize of 100.
22nd May 1194The oldest town charter by Richard I is decreed.
23rd May 2007Cusworth Hall reopens again after extensive refurbishment.»
23rd May 1932River Don floods Bentley and Toll Bar up to 10 feet deep in places.»
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.

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