1885 47th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Roquefort wins
1890 A tornado strikes Louisville, Kentucky, killing 76 and injuring 200.
1896 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins
1900 Recognising that the war in South Africa is going to take a major commitment, Parliament passes the War Loan Act, calling for £35 million to support the fight against the Boers.
1903 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Drumcree wins
1906 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1908 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe aboard Rubio wins
1910 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
1912 1st Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C.
1914 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1914 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins
Event of Interest
1915Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid