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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:

6th May 2001Simon Irving of Doncaster Rugby League Club scores 13 goals in a game against York City Knights.
6th May 1989Extension to the north side of St Wilfred's Church Cantley opened.
6th May 1938Massive fire in town centre starting in Verity & Sons cellar and destroying Woolworths.
6th May 1930Baxtergate drapers Verity's and Woolworths burn down causing 100,000 of damage.
6th May 1886Severe flooding across Doncaster by the River Don.»
7th May 1990Paul Gascoigne plays at Belle Vue in a Rovers shirt, during Paul Malcolm's testimonial.
7th May 1955Doncaster-born Newcastle Utd legend Len White wins the FA Cup 3-1 against Man City.»
8th May 19412 German parachute bombs fall on Doncaster.
9th May 1987Doncaster Olympian sprinter Brian Shenton died in a car crash.»
10th May 2003Doncaster Rovers win promotion back to the Football League with Francis Tierney's golden goal.
10th May 1996Mexborough Actor Brian Blessed was climbing Everest when 12 climbers were killed in a blizzard.
12th May 2006Boxer Prince Naseem Hamed was sent to Doncaster Prison for dangerous driving.
12th May 1985Police arrest 70+ at Hatfield Main colliery during the strike years.
12th May 1977Punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees play Doncaster Outlook.
12th May 1926General Strike riot at Hatfield Main as 1000 miner's go on strike - 70 arrested.

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