Thursday 19th October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1651: Further riots at the Chapel in Sandtoft where locals protested the drainage of the fens and the recent Huguenot settlers.
1920: The New Palace Theatre opened as a full time cinema.
1946: Doncaster Rovers goalscorer Bert Tindall scores hit 3rd hat trick in 4 games.
1957: Doncaster sprinter Brian Shenton runs 100m in a record 9.7s, but is controversially disqualified.
1978: A train derailment at Potteric Carr caused 300 gallons of diesel to leak into the local nature reserve.
2006: England's most capped female player Gillian Coulthard inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
15 Years Ago Today
Donnygate pair Hughes and Birks jailed.
62 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Rovers defender and comedian Charlie Williams scores his only Rovers goal.»
76 Years Ago Today
Lynda Baron (Nurse Gladys Emanuel) was born in Urmston, Manchester.
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