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.
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.
- 1866The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
- 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.
- 1918Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1918Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
- 1933The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1959The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
- 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?
- 1878Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
- 1929Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (d. 2007)
- 1938Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- 1939Volker Schlöndorff, German film director
- 1941Franco Bonvicini, also known as Bonvi, Italian comic book artist (Sturmtruppen, Nick Carter) (d. 1995)
- 1959Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)
- 1975Emma Atkins, English actress
- 1978Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
- 1979Josh Kinney, American baseball player
- 1983Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer
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