On This Day

On This Day in Sport for February 26

Events in Sport

  • 1839 1st Grand National steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Jem Mason wins aboard 5/1 favourite Lottery
  • 1851 13th Grand National: Terry Abbott wins aboard Irish stallion Abd-El-Kader at 7/1; first dual winner and first to win back-to-back
  • 1859 Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
  • 1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
  • 1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • 1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
  • 1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
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