On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1895

Historical Events

  • Belmont Stakes: Fred Taral aboard Preakness winner Belmar wins in 2:11½; race run in November as NY Jockey Club closed out its affairs
  • First organised auto race in the United States is run in Chicago; 6 cars race over 52-mile lakefront course; 2 finish because of blizzard conditions

Famous Deaths

  • Jack 'The Nonpareil' Dempsey, Irish boxer (first holder of World Middleweight Championship 1886-90), dies from tuberculosis at 32
1895 Highlights

About November 2, 1895

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio