Events in Sport in 1868

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  • Mar 4 30th Grand National: Mr George Ede aboard The Lamb IRE wins
  • May 25 Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen
  • May 31 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
  • Jun 10 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • Sep 14 Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole)
  • Sep 23 9th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 154 at Prestwick Golf Club (three shots better than his father, Tom Morris, Sr.)
  • Nov 26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom
  • Dec 5 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)