Monday 10th September 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1536: The Pilgrimage of Grace, a popular rising in the north against the dissolution of monasteries and religious innovations, begins under Robert Aske in Doncaster.
1829: The new Christ Church is consecrated.
1887: 23 dead after horrific train crash near Hexthorpe during St Leger week.
1909: The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.
1909: Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.
1909: Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.
1951: Edlington-for-Balby Halt was closed to the general public.
2010: Easyjet announce they are pulling out of Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
6 Years Ago Today
The last 2 cooling towers at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
18 Years Ago Today
Manager Steve Wignall's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, against Nuneaton Borough.
29 Years Ago Today
Manager Billy Bremner's first game back in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Exeter.»
57 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Rovers player coach/manager Danny Malloy's first game in charge, away at Gillingham.
77 Years Ago Today
RAF fly prosthetic leg to prisoner of war pilot Douglas Bader.»
85 Years Ago Today
1950's actor Brian Roper was born in Doncaster.
139 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Rovers were founded at the Guildhall.
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