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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:

8th December 1981The Doncaster Power Signal Box (PSB) officially opened to help British Rail modernise.
8th December 1864Father of computing, mathematician and inventor of algebra George Boole, who taught in Doncaster, passed away in Cork.»
8th December 1688King James II changes the town's charter again, giving Doncaster it's 3rd mayor in a year!»
9th December 2006New stainless steel chimney at DRI erected.
9th December 1985Stainforth wrestler Jack 'The Doncaster Panther' Pye passed away in Blackpool»
9th December 1942Scottish Leeds Utd legend and Doncaster Rovers manager Billy Bremner was born in Stirling.»
9th December 1907Comedian Stan Laurel performed in Mexborough at the Prince of Wales theatre, and stayed overnight at the Montagu Arms.»
10th December 1963The Beatles headline a music concert at The Gaumont.»
11th December 1987Manager Dave Mackay's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Southend.
11th December 1984Footballer Chris Brown, who rejoined Doncaster Rovers in 2011, was born in Doncaster.
11th December 1855The first train arrives on new tracks at Thorne railway station.
12th December 1965Rock legends The Rolling Stones play 2 gigs at The Gaumont cinema.
12th December 1939Disaster at Hatfield Main colliery as the cage drops with 1 fatality, 10 amputations, and 60 injured.»
13th December 2009Campsmount School burnt down with only the library and sports hall surviving.
13th December 1958Actress Janet Dibley, star of sitcom The Two of Us, was born in Doncaster. »
13th December 1930Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, died in Edlington.»
14th December 2007Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
14th December 1968Manager Lawrie McMenemy's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, home to Wrexham.
14th December 1963The last Doncaster trolleybus (number 375) ran down Beckett Road.
14th December 1944DFS Founder and magnate Graham Kirkham was born in Maltby.»
14th December 1896Doncaster Scientific Society ask at a council meeting if they can start a museum within the Old Library.»
14th December 1887Stephen Wade, the last of Britain's executioner's, was born in Doncaster.»

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