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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1774American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
- 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.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
- 1945World War II: a defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.
- 1949The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 1970Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1878Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
- 1929Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (d. 2007)
- 1933Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
- 1934John D. Loudermilk, American singer and songwriter
- 1962John Taylor, American football player
- 1969Samantha Brown, American television host
- 1971Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor
- 1977Garth Tander, Australian racing driver
- 1983Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer
- 1987Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster
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