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Friday March 31, 2017

March 31: Day of the Week

March 31, 2017 was the 90th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1146
    Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.
  • 1717
    A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
  • 1877
    The family with samurai antecedents that responded to the Saigō army in Ōita Nakatsu, rebels.
  • 1885
    The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
  • 1918
    Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
  • 1930
    The 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.
  • 1965
    An Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier, killing 47 of 51 occupants.
  • 1970
    Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
  • 1991
    The Islamic Constitutional Movement, or Hadas, is established in Kuwait.
  • 2004
    Iraq War in Anbar Province - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.

Who were born on March 31?

  • 1872
    Alexandra Kollontai, Russian statesman (d. 1952)
  • 1924
    Leo Buscaglia, American author (d. 1998)
  • 1927
    César Chávez, American labor activist (d. 1993)
  • 1932
    Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director
  • 1938
    Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1948
    Rhea Perlman, American actress
  • 1972
    Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • 1977
    Garth Tander, Australian racing driver
  • 1981
    Ryan Bingham, American singer/songwriter
  • 1988
    Hogan Ephraim, English footballer

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