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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:

28th July 1998Stainforth mum Debbie Scorer sees a black triangle floating above her house.»
28th July 1958The Grand Theatre was opened as a cinema by Essoldo, with Satchmo the Great.
28th July 1923Explosion at Maltby Main Colliery kills 27 miners.»
29th July 1900Lightning kills 3 horses in Warmsworth during a massive thunderstorm.»
31st July 1961The Doncaster Great North Road Bypass opened at Warmsworth.
1st August 1957Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.»
1st August 1938The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1st August 1924Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1st August 1867The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.»
1st August 1787Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.»
3rd August 2007The official opening of the Keepmoat Stadium with Doncaster Rovers playing a Manchester United XI.»
3rd August 1991Renowned Doncaster Ballet Dancer and Director John Field passed away.»

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