March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2019 was the 90th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 307After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.
- 1717A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
- 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.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1910Six North Staffordshire Pottery towns federate to form modern Stoke-on-Trent.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1965An Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier, killing 47 of 51 occupants.
- 1966The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
- 1970Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
Who were born on March 31?
- 1718Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain (d. 1781)
- 1871Arthur Griffith, Irish politician (d. 1922)
- 1931Miller Barber, American golfer
- 1932John Jakes, American writer
- 1940Patrick Leahy, American politician
- 1941Franco Bonvicini, also known as Bonvi, Italian comic book artist (Sturmtruppen, Nick Carter) (d. 1995)
- 1965Steven T. Seagle, American comic-book writer
- 1971Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor
- 1972Luca Gentili, Italian footballer
- 1987Nordin Amrabat, Dutch footballer
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