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  • Mar 15 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at the MCG, Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 16 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
  • Mar 17 Bill Midwinter completes Test Cricket's 1st 5-wkt haul, 5-78 v England
  • Mar 23 38th Grand National: Mr Fred Hobson aboard Austerlitz wins

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Mar 31 Test Cricket debut of Fred "Demon" Spofforth, Australia vs England at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
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Fred Spofforth
  • Apr 6 British Open Golf, Musselburgh Links: Jamie Anderson wins his first of 3 consecutive Championships; beats fellow Scot Bob Pringle by 2 shots
  • Apr 12 Catcher's mask 1st used in a baseball game
  • May 22 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38
  • May 24 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
  • Jun 9 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
  • Jul 9 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • Jul 19 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
  • Dec 22 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)