What Happened on March 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement aboard Lutteur III wins
  • August Strindberg's "Bjalb-jarle-ti" premieres in Stockholm
  • In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

Famous Birthdays

  • Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer

Famous Deaths

  • Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56