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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.

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.

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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.

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March 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1774
    American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
  • 1854
    Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
  • 1889
    The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
  • 1903
    Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft.
  • 1921
    The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
  • 1951
    Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 1965
    An Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier, killing 47 of 51 occupants.
  • 1970
    Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
  • 1994
    Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.

Who were born on March 31?

  • 250
    Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (d. 306)
  • 1884
    Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-born American astronomer (d. 1946)
  • 1906
    Shin'ichiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1945
    Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1948
    Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
  • 1948
    Rhea Perlman, American actress
  • 1972
    Andrew Bowen, American actor
  • 1974
    Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bassist (Placebo)
  • 1975
    Adam Green, American film director
  • 1987
    Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

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