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Events in Sport

  • Jul 16 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod retains her title beating Blanche Bingley 6-3, 6-3
  • Jul 16 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 6-3, 7-5, 6-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman, manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • Jul 6 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 10 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • Jul 24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's), born in Sevenhill, Clare, Australia (d. 1973)
  • Jul 28 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)