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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1854Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
- 1877The family with samurai antecedents that responded to the Saigō army in Ōita Nakatsu, rebels.
- 1931An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
- 1931TWA Flight 599 crashes near Bazaar, Kansas killing 8 including Knute Rockne, head football coach at the University of Notre Dame
- 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.
- 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.
- 1964A coup d'état in Brazil establishes a military government, under the aegis of general Castello Branco.
- 1970Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb.
- 1986Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1504Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)
- 1890William Lawrence Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
- 1935Judith Rossner, American author
- 1944Mick Ralphs, English guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
- 1950András Adorján, Hungarian chess player
- 1955Robert Vance, New Zealand cricketer
- 1972Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
- 1972Ze Frank, American internet personality
- 1979Josh Kinney, American baseball player
- 1982Ryland Blackinton, American guitarist (Cobra Starship)
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