March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2017 is the 90th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
March 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1717A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
- 1917The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
- 1918Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 1930The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.
- 1949The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1966The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
- 1970Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- 1986A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
- 1995Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named “Black Friday” by Hispanics.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1916Lucille Bliss, American voice actress
- 1934Carlo Rubbia, Italian physicist, Nobel Laureate
- 1934John D. Loudermilk, American singer and songwriter
- 1936Bob Pulford, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1938Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
- 1952Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (d. 1998)
- 1955Angus Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
- 1957Marc McClure, American actor
- 1983Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast
- 1984Eddie Johnson, American soccer player
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