Wednesday 8th August 2018
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.
30 Years Ago Today
The town of Doncaster was twinned with the town of Dandong in China.»
40 Years Ago Today
Train derailment at Bentley Colliery kills 7 miners.»
59 Years Ago Today
The Grand Theatre closes down again.
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