On This Day in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1858 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
  • 1867 29th Grand National: John Page wins aboard Irish 16/1 shot Cortolvin; trainer Harry Lamplugh's second GN victory
  • 1895 England beats Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • 1895 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in test cricket (28 mins) England v Australia
  • 1906 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • 1919 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • 1922 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
  • 1945 George Nissen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, receives a patent for the first modern trampoline
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