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82 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Locomotive The Mallard broke the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126mph.

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Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, who lived in Edlington, broke the world 100m record.»


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Events: What's On in Doncaster on August 9th 2000

Wednesday 9th August 2000



On This Day in Doncaster History more»

1833: Owston and Doncaster's political radical and chief druid Godfrey Higgins passed away.
1941: World War II Hero Pilot Douglas Bader was shot down by the Germans and taken prisoner.
1958: The Dearne Valley Railway between Wakefield Kirkgate and Edlington (via Ryhill, Grimethorpe, Great Houghton, Goldthorpe, Harlington and Denaby) closed.
2008: Rugby legend Ellery Hanley resigns as coach of Doncaster Rugby League Club.

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ANNIVERSARIES

82 Years Ago Today
Doncaster Locomotive The Mallard broke the world speed record for steam locomotives at 126mph.

134 Years Ago Today
Arthur Wharton, the first black footballer, who lived in Edlington, broke the world 100m record.»


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