Thursday 19th October 2017
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1651: Further riots at the Chapel in Sandtoft where locals protested the drainage of the fens and the recent Huguenot settlers.
1920: The New Palace Theatre opened as a full time cinema.
1946: Doncaster Rovers goalscorer Bert Tindall scores hit 3rd hat trick in 4 games.
1957: Doncaster sprinter Brian Shenton runs 100m in a record 9.7s, but is controversially disqualified.
1978: A train derailment at Potteric Carr caused 300 gallons of diesel to leak into the local nature reserve.
2006: England's most capped female player Gillian Coulthard inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
149 Years Ago Today
Doncaster train driver John Jackson fell under a train while oiling his engine and was killed.
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