What Happened on March 31, 1909

Historical Events

Music History

Gustav Mahler conducts New York Philharmonic for his 1st time

  • In a diplomatic note to Austria, Serbia recognizes the Bosnian annexation and promises to maintain friendly relations with Austria
  • National Baseball Commission rules players who jump contracts to be suspended for 5 years; players joining outlaw organizations suspended for 3 years
1909 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Pieter "Piet" Jongeling, Dutch politician (GPV) and author of children's books (Scout: The Secret of the Swamp), born in Broeksterw├óld, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Robert Brasillach, French author and journalist (editor in chief of the fascist weekly Je Suis Partout), born in Perpignan, France (d. 1945)
Born in 1909

About March 31, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries