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Events in Sport

  • Jul 16 5th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-3 6-3)
  • Jul 16 12th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 6 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 10 Graham McNamee, early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • Jul 24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • Jul 28 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)