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  • Feb 7 Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 28 46th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Voluptuary wins
  • May 1 Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US
  • May 16 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25
  • May 22 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters
  • May 23 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5

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May 26 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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  • Jun 4 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • Jul 10 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • Jul 19 8th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
  • Jul 21 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • Aug 11 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • Aug 12 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 4th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor (6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • Aug 30 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves
  • Oct 3 24th British Golf Open: Jack Simpson shoots a 160 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 22 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • Oct 23 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0
  • Oct 25 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
  • Nov 1 The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)