What Happened on March 31, 1909

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gustav Mahler conducts NY 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Pieter Jongeling, Dutch author (under Piet Prins) and politician
  • Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator