Friday 19th October 2018
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.
42 Years Ago Today
Cricketing legend Ian Botham's son Liam is born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
97 Years Ago Today
Belle Vue is officially opened by Charles Sutcliffe of the Football League.»
130 Years Ago Today
Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Company created by parliament to buy local canals.
242 Years Ago Today
Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes died in Hayes.»
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