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Events in Sport

  • Mar 11 25th Grand National: George Stevens aboard Emblem wins
  • May 5 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round
  • Sep 18 4th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Sr. shoots a 168 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 26 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer, splitting with rugby

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Pierre de Coubertin, French baron (revived Olympic games)
  • Mar 11 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • May 26 Robert Fitzsimmons, Boxing champion (d. 1917)
  • May 29 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • Jul 22 Alec Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Frank, Kent 1884-1910)
  • Aug 14 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)