Events in Sport in 1890

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  • Feb 14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • Mar 28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins
  • May 12 The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.
  • May 13 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • May 14 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Riley wins in 2:45
  • Jun 10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • Jun 13 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • Jun 27 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
  • Jul 23 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • Jul 23 14th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)
  • Aug 6 Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
  • Aug 25 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • Aug 27 10th U.S. Men's National Championship: Oliver Campbell beats Henry Slocum (6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 1 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • Sep 11 30th British Golf Open: John Ball shoots a 164 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 28 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
  • Dec 22 Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.