Friday 8th December 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1688: King James II changes the town's charter again, giving Doncaster it's 3rd mayor in a year!
1864: Father of computing, mathematician and inventor of algebra George Boole, who taught in Doncaster, passed away in Cork.
1912: Cadeby Colliery disaster relief fund set up to support families and widows.
1981: The Doncaster Power Signal Box (PSB) officially opened to help British Rail modernise.
2012: The middle 2 cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
2012: The last 2 cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
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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