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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:

28th March 1992Charlie Williams marries Janice Greer in Birdwell, Barnsley. His second marriage.
28th March 19663 UFOs spotted in Conisbrough by Stephen Pratt.»
28th March 1942The new St Peter's Church in Warmsworth was consecrated.»
29th March 1982Disgraced former Doncaster Rovers owner's horse Flockton Grey embroiled in betting scam.
30th March 1983British Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson was born in Doncaster.»
30th March 1962Doncaster Rovers caretaker player-coach/manager Frank Marshall's first game in charge, home to Oldham.
31st March 1986South Yorkshire County Council abolished by Margaret Thatcher's new government.
31st March 1974Doncaster's County Borough status ceased and DMBC was formed.
1st April 2012The South Western cooling tower at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
1st April 2007Doncaster Rovers win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2006-07 3-2 against Bristol Rovers
1st April 1988Hickleton Main Colliery closed down after 94+ years of production.
1st April 1974South Yorkshire was created as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.
1st April 1957Doncaster comedian Charlie Williams marries his 1st wife Audrey Crump.»
1st April 1927Doncaster was raised to the status of County Borough.
2nd April 1999The 120m Doncaster Earth Centre opens it's doors for the first time.
2nd April 1900Doncaster electricity supply turned on by the towns mayor Alderman Bentley.
2nd April 1869Sir George Gilbert Scott's Hall Cross school building is opened.»
2nd April 1668Warmsworth Manor and Mansion sold to John Battie of Wadsworth, with the first mortgage in Doncaster.
3rd April 1936Reginald Hill, author of Dalziel and Pascoe - created in Doncaster, was born.»
3rd April 1923Princess Mary attends The Hackney Horse Show which is in Doncaster for the first time.»
3rd April 1905North Lincolnshire Earthquake shakes Doncaster region.

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