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Events in Sport

  • Mar 4 30th Grand National: Mr George Ede aboard The Lamb IRE wins
  • May 25 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
  • May 31 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
  • Jun 10 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • Sep 14 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • Sep 23 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • Nov 26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom
  • Dec 5 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 25 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • Apr 5 J F "Flooi" Du Toit, cricketer (one Test South Africa 1892)
  • May 10 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • Aug 20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)
  • Aug 25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • Oct 7 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • Dec 4 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)