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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 March 1982Disgraced former Doncaster Rovers owner's horse Flockton Grey embroiled in betting scam.
30th March 1983British Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson was born in Doncaster.»
30th March 1962Doncaster Rovers caretaker player-coach/manager Frank Marshall's first game in charge, home to Oldham.
31st March 1986South Yorkshire County Council abolished by Margaret Thatcher's new government.
31st March 1974Doncaster's County Borough status ceased and DMBC was formed.
1st April 2012The South Western cooling tower at Thorpe Marsh Power Station is spectacularly demolished.
1st April 2007Doncaster Rovers win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 2006-07 3-2 against Bristol Rovers
1st April 1988Hickleton Main Colliery closed down after 94+ years of production.
1st April 1974South Yorkshire was created as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.
1st April 1957Doncaster comedian Charlie Williams marries his 1st wife Audrey Crump.»
1st April 1927Doncaster was raised to the status of County Borough.
2nd April 1999The 120m Doncaster Earth Centre opens it's doors for the first time.
2nd April 1900Doncaster electricity supply turned on by the towns mayor Alderman Bentley.
2nd April 1869Sir George Gilbert Scott's Hall Cross school building is opened.»
2nd April 1668Warmsworth Manor and Mansion sold to John Battie of Wadsworth, with the first mortgage in Doncaster.
3rd April 1936Reginald Hill, author of Dalziel and Pascoe - created in Doncaster, was born.»
3rd April 1923Princess Mary attends The Hackney Horse Show which is in Doncaster for the first time.»
3rd April 1905North Lincolnshire Earthquake shakes Doncaster region.
4th April 2009Two brothers in care viciously attack local boys in Edlington in high profile case.
4th April 1981Mexborough radio presenter Tony Capstick hit number 3 in the charts with Capstick Comes Home/The Sheffield Grinder.»
4th April 1785Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his 1st flawed patent.»
4th April 1720Warmsworth poet and translator Francis Fawkes was baptised in Warmsworth St Peter.»
4th April 1235Thomas de Flaytorp is presented as the new vicar at St Peter's Church, Warmsworth.»

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