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Events in Sport

  • Mar 6 20th Grand National: William Archer aboard Little Charley wins
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship, Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit
  • Jun 21 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
  • Jul 20 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • Oct 15 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)
  • Nov 23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • Dec 4 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)