March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2020 was the 91st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1717A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
- 1866The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
- 1980The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors.
- 1986A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
- 1991The Islamic Constitutional Movement, or Hadas, is established in Kuwait.
- 1992The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
- 1995Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named “Black Friday” by Hispanics.
- 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?
- 1847Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)
- 1915Albert Hourani, English historian (d. 1993)
- 1926John Fowles, English author (d. 2005)
- 1944Pascal Danel, French singer and songwriter
- 1948Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist
- 1950Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor
- 1958Tony Cox, American actor
- 1983Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer
- 1984James Jones, American football player
- 1987Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster
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