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)
- 1492Queen Isabella of Castille issues the Alhambra decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.
- 1717A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.
- 1854Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.
- 1909Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- 1931An earthquake destroys Managua, Nicaragua, killing 2,000.
- 1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
- 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.
- 1990200,000 protestors take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.
- 1992The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
Who were born on March 31?
- 1809Edward FitzGerald, English poet (d. 1883)
- 1924Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (d. 2002)
- 1928Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1929Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (d. 2007)
- 1938Michiko Nomura, Japanese voice actor
- 1947César Gaviria Trujillo, Colombian politician
- 1972Ze Frank, American internet personality
- 1975Prodromos Dreliozis, Greek basketball player
- 1978Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
- 1984David Clarkson, Canadian ice hockey player
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