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Detroit hosts world championship billiards match

Detroit, Michigan and Surrounding Area, 1857
04/12/1859
Michael Phelan of New York defeated John Seereiter of Detroit in a billiards match billed as the world championship and contested for a purse of $50,000. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 115.

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