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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 February 1958Doncaster born Manchester United footballer David Pegg died in the Munich air disaster.
6th February 1931England and Yorkshire cricketing legend Freddie Trueman was born in Stainton.
7th February 2007Massive gas explosion at Doncaster Rovers former ground Belle Vue.»
7th February 1910Everton goalkeeper Ted Sagar was born and grew up in Thorne.»
7th February 1910North Bridge officially opened for vehicle traffic only.
8th February 1975Manager Stan Anderson's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, home to Torquay.
8th February 1956Doncaster Actress and drama teacher Margo Gunn was born.»
8th February 1940Doncaster's record breaking cyclist Roy Cromack was born.»
8th February 1861Heavy flooding all down the River Don reported in Historical Notices of Doncaster in 1868.»
9th February 1962Rock and Roll legend Bobby Vee plays the Doncaster Gaumont.
9th February 1709John Wesley's rescued from a raging fire at his home at Epworth Rectory.»
10th February 2013Hatfield Colliery spoil heap caused a landslide devastating the Doncaster to Thorne railway line.
10th February 1937The New Central Fire Station in Lonsdale Avenue is officially opened.
11th February 2014Cleveland Street pedestrian footbridge was knocked down by crane on the back of a lorry.
11th February 1970Doncaster furniture powerhouse DFS was incorporated by founder Graham Kirkham.»

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