March 31: Day of the Week
March 31, 2018 was the 90th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 275 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1866The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.
- 1877The family with samurai antecedents that responded to the Saigō army in Ōita Nakatsu, rebels.
- 1918Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.
- 1921The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.
- 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.
- 1959The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.
- 1979The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
- 2004Iraq War in Anbar Province - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1536Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shogun (d. 1565)
- 1718Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain (d. 1781)
- 1778Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (d. 1858)
- 1884Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-born American astronomer (d. 1946)
- 1891Victor Varconi, Hungarian film actor (d. 1976)
- 1934Richard Chamberlain, American actor
- 1935Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader
- 1936Dokumamushi Sandayu, Japanese actor
- 1969Samantha Brown, American television host
- 1981Pa Dembo Tourray, Gambian footballer
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