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In London, Oxford wins the eighteenth annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race

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03/23/1861
In London, on the River Thames between the now-traditional course between the Putney and Mortlake bridges, the eighteenth annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race was rowed.  In the eighteenth meeting between the two, the Oxford crew cut an early deficit, took the lead, and won by 200 yards in a time of twenty-three minutes and thirty seconds.  Cambridge still led the series so far in 1861 with ten wins to eight.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 42.

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