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)
- 307After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.
- 1774American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 1931TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas killing 8 including Knute Rockne, head football coach at the University of Notre Dame
- 1933The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment.
- 1945World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.
- 1949The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1957Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
- 1990200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1878Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
- 1928Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1929Bertram Fields, American lawyer
- 1932Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director
- 1933Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
- 1948Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
- 1957Kyle Secor, American actor
- 1969Samantha Brown, American television host
- 1982Audrey Kawasaki, American painter
- 1984David Clarkson, Canadian ice hockey player
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