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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 September 2012Doncaster's Superbike Racer Jamie Toseland marries singer Katie Melua.»
1st September 1991The Dons Rugby team beat Nottingham City a club record 88-6 in the first game of the 3rd division of the rugby League.
1st September 1972David Bowie plays at Doncaster's Rank Theatre on his Ziggy Stardust tour.
1st September 1966Doncaster Rovers defender John Purcel Nicholson crashes his car in Warmsworth, he dies 2 days later, Alick Jeffrey survives.»
2nd September 2006Legendary local comedian and former Doncaster Rovers player Charlie Williams sadly passed away.
2nd September 1910Donald Watson, founder of the Vegan Society, was born in Mexborough.
2nd September 1906Bawtry Hall records UK's highest ever September temperature as 35.6 degrees.»
3rd September 1971Walter Owen Bentley, Doncaster train engineer and founder of Bentley Motors, sadly passed away.»
3rd September 1966Doncaster Rovers defender John Purcel Nicholson dies after his car crash 2 days earlier.
3rd September 1961The Grand Theatre was re-opened as a bingo hall.
3rd September 1934Gaumont Palace Theatre in Hallgate was opened.
4th September 1967Barnby Dun Station was closed to the general public.
4th September 1849The railway line between Retford and Doncaster was first opened at 6pm.
5th September 1982World War II Hero Pilot Douglas Bader sadly passed away.»
6th September 2013£22m Cast Theatre opens it's door for the first time with new show The Glee Club.»
7th September 2002The first televised broadcast live game from Belle Vue, at home to Dagenham and Redbridge.
7th September 1992Brodsworth Colliery closed by the National Coal Board.
7th September 1985John Parr hits number one in the US charts with St Elmo's Fire.»
7th September 1895Denaby United's first competitive game at home to Conisbrough St Peterís.

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