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)
- 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.
- 1854Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 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.
- 1966The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
- 1970Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
- 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.
- 1991The Islamic Constitutional Movement, or Hadas, is established in Kuwait.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1651Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
- 1823Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (d. 1886)
- 1872Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet impresario (d. 1929)
- 1924Leo Buscaglia, American author (d. 1998)
- 1926John Fowles, English author (d. 2005)
- 1942Michael Savage, American radio host and political commentator
- 1945Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian
- 1968J.R. Reid, American basketball player
- 1972Luca Gentili, Italian footballer
- 1984James Jones, American football player
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