- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the anti-trust exemption that major league baseball uses was Constitutional. The court then called upon the U.S. Congress to repeal the sport's special status.
- The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, NJ. It was the first organized baseball game.
- In New York, the Belmont Stakes was run for the first time.
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