March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2022 was the 90th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
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March 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1146Bernard 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.
- 1866The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1918Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
- 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.
- 1966The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
- 1986A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
- 1990200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
- 2004Iraq 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?
- 1651Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
- 1732Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
- 1916John H. Wood, Jr., American jurist (d. 1979)
- 1920Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English noble
- 1934Shirley Jones, American singer and actress
- 1938Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
- 1951Frankie Sabath, Puerto Rican performer/singer
- 1964Paul Wong Koon-Chung, Hong Kong musician (Beyond)
- 1981Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch swimmer
- 1987Eros Pisano, Italian footballer
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