March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2023 is the 90th day of the year 2023 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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.
- 1492Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
- 1822The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an attempted rebellion, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.
- 1885The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1906The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.
- 1918Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1931An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1986A 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?
- 1504Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)
- 1777Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (d. 1859)
- 1926John Fowles, English author (d. 2005)
- 1928Lefty Frizzell, American singer and songwriter (d. 1975)
- 1938Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- 1938Sheila Dikshit, Indian statesman
- 1969Samantha Brown, American television host
- 1975Prodromos Dreliozis, Greek basketball player
- 1980Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese baseball player
- 1982Ryland Blackinton, American guitarist (Cobra Starship)
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