March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2020 was the 91st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1492Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
- 1889The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
- 1903Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft.
- 1942World War II: Japanese forces invade Christmas Island, then a British possession.
- 1949The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 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.
- 1970Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- 1970Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
- 1991Georgian independence referendum, 1991: nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country’s independence from the Soviet Union.
- 1995Selena, an American singer, was murdered by her friend and employee of her boutiques Yolanda Saldívar who was embezzling money from the establishments. The event was named “Black Friday” by Hispanics.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1536Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
- 1927César Chávez, American labor activist (d. 1993)
- 1945Myfanwy Talog, Welsh actress (d. 1995)
- 1948Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
- 1959Markus Hediger, Swiss poet and translator
- 1965Steven T. Seagle, American comic-book writer
- 1969Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician
- 1976Josh Saviano, American actor
- 1984Alberto Junior Rodríguez, Peruvian footballer
- 1987Eros Pisano, Italian footballer
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