Wednesday 12th July 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1893: William Lancaster Parkinson, the last Parkinson connected with Parkinson's butterscotch company, passed away.
1907: Comedian Stan Laurel performed in Mexborough at the Prince of Wales theatre, and stayed overnight at the Montagu Arms.
1912: King George V and Queen Mary visit Woodlands to open the Model Village at Brodsworth.
1944: Doncaster-based No. 616 RAF Squadron became first in Britain to use Gloster Meteor Mk.I's fighter planes.
2007: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
2007: Nike and Hephaestus sculpture at the Keepmoat Stadium is unveiled.
2007: The last tractor rolls off the production line at International Harvester Doncaster.
2011: Singer Kelly Osbourne spots her mums wedding ring on Crimewatch after finding a thief's loot in Thorne, Doncaster.
25 Years Ago Today
The first ever Sunday race meeting at Doncaster Racecourse
81 Years Ago Today
Actress Mary Millar, Keeping Up Appearances, was born in Doncaster.»
373 Years Ago Today
Tickhill Castle surrendered to John Lilburne and his dragoon of Manchester soldiers.
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