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23 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Rovers go down to their largest League Cup defeat 0-8 at home to Nottingham Forest.

52 Years Ago Today
Percy Jackson Grammar School closes (to be reborn the following day as Adwick School).

73 Years Ago Today
A train collision at Balby junction causes 18 fatalities and 118 injured.


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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:

11th August 1997Doncaster Rovers go down to their largest League Cup defeat 0-8 at home to Nottingham Forest.
11th August 1968Percy Jackson Grammar School closes (to be reborn the following day as Adwick School).
11th August 1947A train collision at Balby junction causes 18 fatalities and 118 injured.
12th August 1955Doncaster Executioner Stephen Wade hangs his last victim at Armley Gaol.»
13th August 1994Manager Sammy Chung's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Hereford.
13th August 1964Denaby-born executioner Harry Allen hangs his last victim Gwynne Owen Evans.
14th August 1971Manager Maurice Setter's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, home to Newport.
14th August 1971Doncaster-born Kevin Keegan plays and scores in his first game for Liverpool aged just 20.»
14th August 1964Stainton's Freddie Trueman takes his 300th wicket for England against Australia at The Oval.»
15th August 1998Manager Ian Snodin's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers, away at Dover.
17th August 1996Kerry Dixon's first game in charge of Doncaster Rovers as player manager.
17th August 1930Poet Ted Hughes was born in West Yorkshire, the family moved when he was 7 to Mexborough.»

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