On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1901

Historical Events

  • Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, dissolved on September 7, 1900, by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections sees the defeat of extremists
  • Boer generals Jan Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river, Transvaal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Winnipeg Victorias edge Montreal Shamrocks, 2-1 to sweep challenge series, 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (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, writer
1901 Highlights

About January 31, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius