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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:

26th October 1991Manager Billy Bremner's last game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Cardiff.»
26th October 1963Billy Fury and Joe Brown play at the Gaumont in Doncaster.
26th October 1907The first coal comes up from Brodsworth Colliery.
27th October 2011Doncaster Lakeside aviation memorial to all those airmen and women who served at Doncaster Aerodrome unveiled.
27th October 1932Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Harry Gregg was born in Northern Ireland.»
27th October 1902Tram service extension from Marsh Gate to Bentley opened.
28th October 1998Mexborough bred Poet Ted Hughes sadly passed away.»
28th October 1967ABC closed the old The Picture House cinema.
28th October 1909Doncaster Art Gallery officially opened by the Viscountess Halifax.»
28th October 1898Church of St Winifred is re-opened after extensive renovations and a new pulpit.»
28th October 1865Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, was born in Ghana.»
29th October 1829Local eccentric and prankster Jemmy Hirst dies.»
30th October 1964Doncaster Museum was officially opened by Princess Margaret.
30th October 1823Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, died in Hastings.»
30th October 1648Colonel Thomas Rainsborough, a republican officer of Charles I was murdered in Doncaster.»
30th October 1467The town of Doncaster was incorporated by Edward IV.
31st October 1945The Carcroft Train Crash: Bradford to King's Cross passenger train derailed at and demolished Carcroft Station. No casualties.
31st October 1941Doncaster's Stephen Wade, executes his first prisoner, Antonio Mancini in Pentonville.»
1st November 2012Doncaster's North Bridge is re-opened early after 10 years closed.
1st November 2011Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp heroically scores 3 days after the tragic death of his 2 day old son.»
1st November 1996Brassed Off, the film about Grimethorpe Colliery Band, was released.»
1st November 1938Newly formed No. 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron are based at Doncaster.
1st November 1938616 (South Yorkshire) fighter Squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force was formed.
1st November 1937New Honeymooner's train The Glass Age Express launched in Doncaster.
1st November 1915Boyd QC actor Michael Dennison was born in Doncaster.
1st November 1829Christ Church's first public service after opening.»

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