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8 Years Ago Today
A shiny plaque is erected in Mexborough at the childhood home of poet Ted Hughes.»

26 Years Ago Today
The Dons played their last game at Tattersfield.

278 Years Ago Today
Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, was born in Marham.»


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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:

23rd April 2013A shiny plaque is erected in Mexborough at the childhood home of poet Ted Hughes.»
23rd April 1995The Dons played their last game at Tattersfield.
23rd April 1743Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, was born in Marham.»
24th April 1994The Doncaster Rovers Belles win the FA Cup Final, beating Knowsley United 1-0
24th April 1942Disaster at Barnburgh Colliery after earth tremor kills 4 and seals 14 underground, to be later dramatically rescued.»
24th April 1911Mexborough's Heavyweight Boxing Champion Iron William Hague loses his title to Billy Wells.»
25th April 2001250 colliery dinner ladies across Yorkshire to receive £40k after 20-year fair-pay dispute is settled.
25th April 1963Doncaster's record breaking Mallard locomotive taken out of service.
25th April 1943Crooner Tony Christie from Conisbrough was born.»
26th April 2003Doncaster owner John Ryan became the oldest player to turn out for a professional British club (52years 11months).
26th April 1987Wheatley Hills and page 3 glamour model Lindsey Strutt was born.»
26th April 1910First fatality on the North Bridge when a driver was thrown from his cart pulling a sheep truck.
26th April 1906Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein arrives in Doncaster.»
26th April 1721Cantley Bred champion thoroughbred racehorse the Flying Childers wins his first race.»
27th April 2013Doncaster Rovers are promoted as Champions to the Championship after eventful last-gasp win at Brentford.
28th April 2005Doncaster Robin Hood Airport opened with it's first flight to Majorca.
28th April 2005A construction worker was injured in the build of the new Frenchgate Interchange when part of a roof collapsed on him.
28th April 1841Doncaster mayor Isaac Morley becomes Knight Bachelor.»
28th April 1775The first stone of the Theatre Royal was laid, being designed by William Lindley.
29th April 2008Doncaster Bloodstock Sales £7m million state-of-the-art thoroughbred racehorse facility opened by Michael Owen.

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