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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:

14th October 1977Schoolboy Timothy Cox spotted a UFO in North Leverton.»
14th October 1911The first turf is cut at Hatfield Main colliery.
14th October 1858After four years, the new St Georges Church is opened costing 44,000.»
15th October 1968Intake teacher John Sherwood wins a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the Mexico Olympics.»
15th October 1942The badge of HMS Lightning, Doncaster's adopted warship, is presented to Doncaster Council.»
15th October 1909The pioneering Windham Tractor Monoplane is broken by pilot Captain Walter George Windham when he sits in it.»
16th October 1968Doncaster athlete Norman Hallows, who won a 1500m bronze medal at the London 1908 Olympics sadly passed away.»
16th October 1909Doncaster Racecourse held the UK's first aviation meeting.»
16th October 1786The first mail coach runs from London to the North via a change of horses at the Red Lion in Doncaster.
17th October 2005Construction started on a 15,000 all-seater community stadium complex to later be named Keepmoat Stadium.»
17th October 1956Doncaster Rovers young hotshot Alick Jeffrey breaks his leg in an England Under 23 game against France at Bristol City's Ashton Gate.»
19th October 2006England's most capped female player Gillian Coulthard inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.»
19th October 1978A train derailment at Potteric Carr caused 300 gallons of diesel to leak into the local nature reserve.
19th October 1957Doncaster sprinter Brian Shenton runs 100m in a record 9.7s, but is controversially disqualified.»
19th October 1946Doncaster Rovers goalscorer Bert Tindall scores hit 3rd hat trick in 4 games.
19th October 1920The New Palace Theatre opened as a full time cinema.
19th October 1651Further riots at the Chapel in Sandtoft where locals protested the drainage of the fens and the recent Huguenot settlers.

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