What Happened on January 31, 1901

Historical Events

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov's play "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, dissolved on September 7, 1900, by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections sees the defeat of extremists

Victory in Battle

Boer Generals Jan Smuts and Koos de la Rey conquer Mud river in Transvaal

  • Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
1901 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer (Ples čarovnic (The Dance of the Witches)), and pedagogue, born in Luče, Lower Styria, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) (d. 1970)
  • Jan Dieters, Dutch politician and resistance fighter who was the head of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, born in Slochteren (d. 1943)
  • Marie Luise Kaschnitz, German writer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1974)
Born in 1901

About January 31, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius