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  • Jan 4 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco to San Francisco)
  • Feb 14 Cubs sell Mike King Kelly to Boston for record $10,000
  • Feb 20 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
  • Feb 26 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at SCG
  • Mar 25 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard Gamecock wins
  • Apr 10 Soccer team Be Quick forms in Hairs Groningen
  • Apr 30 1st game played at Broad & Huntingdon St Park (Baker Bowl) in Philadelphia; Phillies beat Giants 19-10
  • May 11 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
  • May 13 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
  • Jun 9 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
  • Jun 15 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • Jun 28 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
  • Jul 6 4th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 7 11th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
  • Aug 21 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants
  • Aug 30 7th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Henry Slocum (6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Sep 16 27th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 161 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 30 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • Oct 5 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • Oct 8 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
  • Oct 26 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • Dec 28 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted