On This Day

November 1895 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 Belmont Stakes: Fred Taral aboard Preakness winner Belmar wins in 2:11½; race run in November as NY Jockey Club closed out its affairs
  • Nov 2 First organised auto race in the United States is run in Chicago; 6 cars race over 52-mile lakefront course; 2 finish because of blizzard conditions
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa

Car1st Car Race in America

Nov 28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" - Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH

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The winning vehicle, a Duryea Motor Wagon Company vehicle driven by Frank Duryea
The winning vehicle, a Duryea Motor Wagon Company vehicle driven by Frank Duryea
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Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Jack 'The Nonpareil' Dempsey, Irish boxer (first holder of World Middleweight Championship 1886-90), dies from tuberculosis at 32