On This Day

Events in Sport in 1858

  • Mar 6 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship, Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit

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Jun 21 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Jul 20 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)