Saturday 26th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1777: Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes died in Hayes.
1889: Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company created by parliament to buy local canals.
1922: Belle Vue is officially opened by Charles Sutcliffe of the Football League.
1977: Cricketing legend Ian Botham's son Liam is born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
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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