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On This Day in Doncaster History: Donny Anniversaries

It all happened here on the streets of Doncaster, to the people of Donny, these are the historic events that happened here once upon a time in our history:

31st May 1969Denaby featherweight boxer Jon Jo Irwin was born.
2nd June 1902The first Doncaster tram service ran from Station Road to Balby, Hexthorpe and the Racecourse.
3rd June 2012Sir Nigel Gresley Square is officially opened.»
3rd June 1912The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) opened.
3rd June 1851Great Northern Railway committee vote against Peterborough in favour of Doncaster as place for the General Rail Repair Shop.
4th June 2009English Democrat Peter Davies elected to be Doncaster's new mayor.»
4th June 1704Inventor and steel-manufacturer Benjamin Huntsman was born in Epworth.»
5th June 2011Tracy Chandler, Doncaster Rovers Mascot Donny Dog appears in Sunday Sport lingerie spread.
5th June 1969St Oswald's Church in Kirk Sandall granted Grade 2 listed status.
5th June 1952Stainton's Freddie Trueman makes his debut for England against India at Headingley»
5th June 1922The Arcadia opens in Doncaster (to later become the Civic Theatre).»

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