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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:

29th May 2012Danum sculpture by Michael Johnson unveiled in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.»
29th May 2008Martin Winter was expelled from the Labour Party.
29th May 1937Plane crash at Doncaster Aerodrome has four fatalities.
29th May 1824Famous preacher William Morley Punshon was born in Doncaster.
31st May 1969Denaby featherweight boxer Jon Jo Irwin was born.
2nd June 1902The first Doncaster tram service ran from Station Road to Balby, Hexthorpe and the Racecourse.
3rd June 2012Sir Nigel Gresley Square is officially opened.»
3rd June 1912The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) opened.
3rd June 1851Great Northern Railway committee vote against Peterborough in favour of Doncaster as place for the General Rail Repair Shop.
4th June 2009English Democrat Peter Davies elected to be Doncaster's new mayor.»
4th June 1704Inventor and steel-manufacturer Benjamin Huntsman was born in Epworth.»

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