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  • Mar 20 53rd Grand National: Mr Harry Beasley IRE aboard Come Away wins
  • Mar 28 1st world weightlifting championship held

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May 1 Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • May 13 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25
  • May 21 Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
  • Jun 10 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • Jun 27 5th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Jul 9 8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-1)
  • Jul 9 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)
  • Aug 31 11th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Clarence Hobart (2-6, 7-5, 7-9, 6-1, 6-2)
  • Oct 7 31st British Golf Open: Hugh Kirkaldy shoots a 166 at St Andrews
  • Oct 18 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
  • Dec 19 Canadian Rugby Union forms

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Dec 21 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith