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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1866
    The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
  • 1909
    Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 1917
    The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
  • 1918
    Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
  • 1918
    Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
  • 1933
    The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment.
  • 1951
    Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 1959
    The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
  • 1986
    A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.

Who were born on March 31?

  • 1878
    Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
  • 1929
    Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Volker Schlöndorff, German film director
  • 1941
    Franco Bonvicini, also known as Bonvi, Italian comic book artist (Sturmtruppen, Nick Carter) (d. 1995)
  • 1959
    Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
  • 1975
    Emma Atkins, English actress
  • 1978
    Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
  • 1979
    Josh Kinney, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer

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