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  • Jan 15 Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
  • Jan 20 1st basketball game played (Mass)
  • Feb 2 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
  • Feb 22 Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • Mar 11 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
  • Mar 18 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • Mar 19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Mar 20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen aboard Father O'Flynn wins
  • Apr 17 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • Apr 29 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • May 11 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
  • May 14 Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 7 John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 25 6th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
  • Jul 7 9th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-1 6-1)
  • Jul 7 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • Aug 30 12th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Fred Hovey (7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5)
  • Sep 7 James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 32nd British Golf Open: Harold Hilton shoots a 305 at Muirfield
  • Oct 10 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
  • Nov 23 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 27 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game