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  • Mar 19 41st Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • Mar 19 42nd Grand National: Mr Tommy Beasley IRE aboard Empress IRE wins
  • Apr 9 20th British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 162 at Musselburgh Links
  • Apr 24 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • May 18 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5
  • May 28 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • May 31 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jun 12 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • Jun 14 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
  • Jul 15 4th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)
  • Sep 6 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 6 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • Sep 7 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • Sep 29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings