Alfred the Great, king of Wessex defeats the Danes
German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
Results in extensive redivision of southeast Europe
Amends the Treaty of San Stefano.
Jockey - T. Brown, Trainer - Etienne L. de Mestre, Owner - Etienne L. de Mestre, Time - 3.35.75
C. Holloway on board -- Trainer R. Wyndham Walden -- George L. Lorillard -- 2:41.75
Ends the war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
18th among all States and Territories
The Ottoman Empire relinquishes Cyprus to the United Kingdom in return for military support against the Russians.
Sept. 3 Collided with the steam collier Bywell Castle and sank in the Thames, killing at least 600.
Wanderers 3 Royal Engineers 1
Ends the Cuban Ten Years' War.
W. Hughes up, Trainer: R. Wyndham Walden, Owner: George L. Lorillard -- 2:43.50