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  • Jan 18 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
  • Feb 9 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • Feb 9 Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • Mar 6 England beats Australia to win one of the best cricket series ever, 3-2
  • Mar 6 J T Brown hits the fastest 50 in test cricket (28 mins) England v Australia
  • Mar 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
  • Mar 29 57th Grand National: Mr Joe Widger aboard Wild Man From Borneo wins
  • Apr 13 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Solitary Cyclist" (BG)
  • May 6 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50
  • May 25 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • May 30 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • Jun 13 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • Jun 13 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • Jun 29 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)
  • Jul 11 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes

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Jul 15 12th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 15 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 16 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • Aug 25 15th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Hovey beats Robert Wrenn (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • Sep 11 FA Cup stolen in Birmingham
  • Sep 12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • Sep 12 Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] completes the first round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle in 15 months and collects her $10,000 prize
  • Oct 4 Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 to win 1st US Open golf tournament at Newport, Rhode Island
  • Oct 5 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • Nov 2 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH