Wednesday 12th July 2000
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1893: William Lancaster Parkinson, the last Parkinson connected with Parkinson's butterscotch company, passed away.
1907: Comedian Stan Laurel performed in Mexborough at the Prince of Wales theatre, and stayed overnight at the Montagu Arms.
1912: King George V and Queen Mary visit Woodlands to open the Model Village at Brodsworth.
1944: Doncaster-based No. 616 RAF Squadron became first in Britain to use Gloster Meteor Mk.I's fighter planes.
2007: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley becomes coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.
2007: Nike and Hephaestus sculpture at the Keepmoat Stadium is unveiled.
2007: The last tractor rolls off the production line at International Harvester Doncaster.
2011: Singer Kelly Osbourne spots her mums wedding ring on Crimewatch after finding a thief's loot in Thorne, Doncaster.
10 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Rovers pay record £1.15m to Sheff Utd for striker Billy Sharp.
47 Years Ago Today
The Odeon in Hallgate closed.
164 Years Ago Today
Stainforth railway station opened.
232 Years Ago Today
Methodist preacher John Wesley preached in Priory Place.»