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16 Years Ago Today
Stainton-born cricketing legend Freddie Trueman passed away.

69 Years Ago Today
Arsenal and Ipswich footballer Alan Sunderland was born in Conisbrough.

86 Years Ago Today
An international air service was opened at Doncaster Airfield to Amsterdam.

166 Years Ago Today
The first passenger train arrives at Thorne railway station.


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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:

1st July 2006Stainton-born cricketing legend Freddie Trueman passed away.
1st July 1953Arsenal and Ipswich footballer Alan Sunderland was born in Conisbrough.
1st July 1936An international air service was opened at Doncaster Airfield to Amsterdam.
1st July 1856The first passenger train arrives at Thorne railway station.
2nd July 1990Sunderland (and former Spurs) winger Danny Rose was born in Doncaster
3rd July 1938Doncaster Locomotive The Mallard broke the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126mph.
3rd July 1886Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, who lived in Edlington, broke the world 100m record.»
4th July 2007Prince Charles visits the floods in Toll Bar
4th July 1938Brodsworth Methodist Chapel closed after 115 years.
4th July 1920Doncaster MP and former chancellor Anthony Barber was born.
4th July 1837The Doncaster Poor Law Union was formed.
5th July 1951Princess Margaret visits Doncaster to attend a St Johns Ambulance Cadets rally.
5th July 1790Methodist preacher John Wesley preached for the last time Doncaster aged 87.»
6th July 1952Graham Oliver, guitarist with rock band Saxon, was born in Mexborough.
7th July 2010Doncaster Rovers pay record £1.15m to Sheff Utd for striker Billy Sharp.
7th July 1973The Odeon in Hallgate closed.
7th July 1856Stainforth railway station opened.
7th July 1788Methodist preacher John Wesley preached in Priory Place.»

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