Tuesday 8th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1648: Oliver Cromwell arrives in Doncaster to reinforce the siege of Pontefract while awaiting artillery to arrive.
1936: Duty Free actor Keith Barron was born in Mexborough.
1962: The Beatles were excused their regular Wednesday night spot at the Cavern club to travel 86 miles to Doncaster for a larger venue.
1991: Journalist John McCarthy is freed from 5 years as a hostage of Islamic Jihad terrorists in Lebanon, his girlfriend Jill Morrell campaigned for his release from her home in Doncaster.
1997: Doncaster's Corn Exchange re-opens after the 1994 fire.
2008: Doncaster's Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson takes bronze in Beijing Olympics after her opponent was controversially disqualified.
6 Years Ago Today
Dean Saunders first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, with a 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace.
155 Years Ago Today
After 2 years work the massive new organ by Edmund Schulze at St Georges Church had its own dedicated service.»
161 Years Ago Today
The newly established Hyde Park Cemetary formally consecrated.
241 Years Ago Today
The first ever St Leger horse race was run at Doncaster, winner was Allabaculia.
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