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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:

18th September 2004Mayor Martin Winter announces closure of the Earth Centre.
19th September 1959The Grand Theatre's short stint as a cinema was ended.
20th September 1935Doncaster born Manchester United winger David Pegg was born in Highfields.
20th September 1274Thomas de Irkingeham ordained Deacon in Blyth by Austion Friars of Tickhill.
21st September 2014The official re-opening of Bentley Pavilion and Bentley Park after 2m landscaping and redevelopment.»
21st September 2006The old landmark concrete chimney at DRI demolished.
21st September 1998Mexborough's Pork pie millionaire butcher Fred Green leaves his 12m fortune to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.»
21st September 1926Irish actor Hamilton Deane arrives at the Grand Theatre to star in his hugely popular stage play of Dracula.»
22nd September 2002Tremors felt in Doncaster after 4.7 Richter scale earthquake in Midlands.»
22nd September 1923T. Hanley and Sons's Mill near the North Bridge catches fire and is destroyed.
22nd September 1870Foundation stone of the new Corn Exchange is laid by the mayor.»
23rd September 2011Doncaster Rovers sack manager Sean O'Driscoll and immediately hire Dean Saunders.»
23rd September 1974Footballer Kevin Keegan married Jean at St. Peter-in-Chains Catholic Church.»
23rd September 1865Doncaster journalist and celebrated St Leger winner painter JF Herring passed away.
23rd September 1776The Theatre Royal opened on the eve of the first run of the St Leger.
24th September 2011Dean Saunders first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, with a 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace.
24th September 1862After 2 years work the massive new organ by Edmund Schulze at St Georges Church had its own dedicated service.»
24th September 1856The newly established Hyde Park Cemetary formally consecrated.
24th September 1776The first ever St Leger horse race was run at Doncaster, winner was Allabaculia.

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