March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2021 is the 90th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1774American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1917The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.
- 1958In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265.
- 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.
- 1985The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.
- 1986A Mexicana Boeing 727 en route to Puerto Vallarta erupts in flames and crashes in the mountains northwest of Mexico City, killing 166.
- 1986Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
Who were born on March 31?
- 250Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (d. 306)
- 1425Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (d. 1468)
- 1536Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
- 1938Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
- 1939Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Georgian politician (d. 1993)
- 1948Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
- 1957Marc McClure, American actor
- 1958Tony Cox, American actor
- 1981Gerard McCarthy, British actor
- 1987Nordin Amrabat, Dutch footballer
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