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  • Feb 22 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • Mar 24 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard Cloister wins
  • May 4 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
  • May 10 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
  • May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 23 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • Jul 1 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • Jul 17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • Jul 20 10th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-8 6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 20 17th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
  • Aug 28 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 1 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • Nov 30 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery