Tuesday 8th August 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1648: Oliver Cromwell arrives in Doncaster to reinforce the siege of Pontefract while awaiting artillery to arrive.
1936: Duty Free actor Keith Barron was born in Mexborough.
1962: The Beatles were excused their regular Wednesday night spot at the Cavern club to travel 86 miles to Doncaster for a larger venue.
1991: Journalist John McCarthy is freed from 5 years as a hostage of Islamic Jihad terrorists in Lebanon, his girlfriend Jill Morrell campaigned for his release from her home in Doncaster.
1997: Doncaster's Corn Exchange re-opens after the 1994 fire.
2008: Doncaster's Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson takes bronze in Beijing Olympics after her opponent was controversially disqualified.
8 Years Ago Today
Doncaster pensioners Alan Stringer and Wally Jinks win £2m on the National Lottery.
28 Years Ago Today
A mother and 2 children were killed in an accident on the Carr Lane level crossing.
142 Years Ago Today
Sir Nigel Gresley, Locomotive Engineer of The Mallard and Flying Scotsman was born.»
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