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Events in Sport in 1895

  • Jan 15 Australian cricket spin bowler Albert Trott takes 8-43 on debut to end England's 2nd innings at 143 in 3rd Test in Adelaide; Australia wins by 382 in 4 days
  • 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, Victoria Rink, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Victorias clinches trophy as Montreal HC beats Queens University (Kingston, Ontario), 5-1
  • Mar 29 57th Grand National: Joe Widger aboard 10/1 chance Wild Man From Borneo wins by 1.5 lengths from Cathal
  • May 6 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 W. G. Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 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 the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
  • Jun 13 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor retains title; beats Sandy Herd of Scotland by 4 shots
  • Jun 29 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion 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
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his third Wimbledon singles title

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 16 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
  • Aug 25 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Fred Hovey beats defending champion Robert Wrenn 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title
  • 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 1st US Open Men's Golf, Newport GC: Englishman Horace Rawlins wins inaugural event; beats Willie Dunn of Scotland by 2 strokes
  • Oct 5 First UK individual cycling time trial is held on a 50-mile course north of London; Frederick Thomas Bidlake organiser
  • Nov 2 Belmont Stakes: Fred Taral aboard Preakness winner Belmar wins in 2:11½; race run in November as NY Jockey Club closed out its affairs
  • Nov 2 First organised auto race in the United States is run in Chicago; 6 cars race over 52-mile lakefront course; 2 finish because of blizzard conditions
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa

Car1st Car Race in America

Nov 28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" - Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH
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The winning vehicle, a Duryea Motor Wagon Company vehicle driven by Frank Duryea
The winning vehicle, a Duryea Motor Wagon Company vehicle driven by Frank Duryea