Friday 2nd November 2018
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1611: Sir Ralph Hansby leases Tickhill Castle from King James I for 41 years.
1815: Father of computing, mathematician and inventor of algebra George Boule, who taught in Doncaster, was born in Lincoln.
1829: The Deaf and Dumb Institution officially opened opposite the racecourse in Eastfield House.
1914: Wheatley moves from West Riding of Yorkshire to Doncaster administrative control.
1991: Manager Steve Beaglehole's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Mansfield.
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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