March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2021 was the 90th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1918Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 1931An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
- 1949The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada.
- 1957Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.
- 1964A coup d'état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
- 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.
- 1994Human evolution: The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1576Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia (d. 1644)
- 1651Karl II, Elector Palatine (d. 1685)
- 1732Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
- 1823Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (d. 1886)
- 1872Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet impresario (d. 1929)
- 1878Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)
- 1940Patrick Leahy, American politician
- 1958Tony Cox, American actor
- 1966Roger Black, English athlete
- 1979Josh Kinney, American baseball player
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