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  • Jan 15 SCNEC soccer team forms
  • Jan 24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • Jan 29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
  • Feb 9 Dwight Davis establishes a new tennis trophy, the Davis Cup
  • Feb 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
  • Feb 18 Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam
  • Mar 8 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
  • Mar 30 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony aboard Ambush II wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 6 James J Jeffries KOs Jack Finnegan in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Apr 19 4th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:39:44.4
  • Apr 19 Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
  • Apr 30 165 lb Robert Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb Ed Dunkhost in a boxing match
  • May 1 Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
  • May 3 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
  • May 11 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 20 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • May 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • May 25 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
  • May 29 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • May 31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
  • Jun 7 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • Jun 18 Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
  • Jun 20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • Jun 21 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • Jun 23 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 17th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (4-6 6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 4 24th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Stan Smith (6-8 6-3 6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 8 1st night baseball, league game (Zanesville at Grand Rapids)
  • Jul 11 Charlotte Cooper beats Hélène Prévost to become the 1st female Olympic tennis champion and the 1st individual female Olympic champion in any sport
  • Jul 13 Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8
  • Jul 19 Michel Théato wins 2nd olympics marathon (2:59:45.0-40,260k)
  • Jul 25 Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
  • Aug 8 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later
  • Aug 10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
  • Aug 19 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris
  • Aug 20 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
  • Aug 21 20th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • Aug 31 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
  • Oct 5 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • Oct 28 After over 5 months second Olympic games in Paris, France, close
  • Nov 13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • Nov 17 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery