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  • Jan 25 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jan 27 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • Feb 3 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine
  • Mar 13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • Mar 22 Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition
  • Mar 30 56th Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Why Not wins
  • Apr 24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
  • Apr 24 Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
  • May 15 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
  • May 16 Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
  • May 17 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25
  • May 30 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
  • Jun 12 34th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 326 at Royal St. George's Golf Club
  • Jun 15 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • Jun 16 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats Aline Terry (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 19 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • Jun 23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Jun 24 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
  • Jul 18 11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
  • Jul 18 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
  • Aug 27 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Aug 31 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
  • Sep 4 Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
  • Nov 29 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery
  • Dec 14 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
  • Dec 15 Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
  • Dec 17 Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
  • Dec 18 Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • Dec 19 Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
  • Dec 20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
  • Dec 22 United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
  • Dec 24 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes