Tuesday 1st August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1708: James Bosvill, The King of the Gypsies, died and was buried at Rossington.
1787: Edmund Cartwright, Doncaster's inventor of the power loom, posted his major patent.
1867: The first catholic church in Doncaster since the reformation was opened - St Peter-in-Chains.
1924: Carcroft Cinema is officially opened opposite Bullcroft Colliery gates.
1938: The Windsor Cinema at the Oswin Avenue/Balby Road junction was opened by Suburban Cinemas.
1957: Russian spy and double agent Allan Foote passed away.
15 Years Ago Today
Tremors felt in Doncaster after 4.7 Richter scale earthquake in Midlands.»
94 Years Ago Today
T. Hanley and Sons's Mill near the North Bridge catches fire and is destroyed.
147 Years Ago Today
Foundation stone of the new Corn Exchange is laid by the mayor.»
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