Saturday 28th October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1865: Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, was born in Ghana.
1898: Church of St Winifred is re-opened after extensive renovations and a new pulpit.
1909: Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.
1967: ABC closed the old The Picture House cinema.
1998: Mexborough bred Poet Ted Hughes sadly passed away.
50 Years Ago Today
Intake teacher John Sherwood wins a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the Mexico Olympics.»
76 Years Ago Today
The badge of HMS Lightning, Doncaster's adopted warship, is presented to Doncaster Council.»
109 Years Ago Today
The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.»
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